The Barbie flip phone sounds like Gen Z's dream

(Image credit: Mattel)

Y2K babies listen up, phone manufacturer HMD is teaming up with Mattel to create a real-life Barbie flip phone. The home of Nokia smartphones is planning to launch the retro phone this summer alongside a collection of new products including an exclusive HMD smartphone and a Nokia branded feature phone. 

While Gen Z has certainly shown an infatuation for Y2K tech, the Barbie-branded flip phone turns the nostalgia up a notch. We've seen our fair share of smart flip phones recently but with an increased interest in digital detoxes, what better way to unplug than with a Barbie-themed flip phone for that authentic retro experience? 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.