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LG Brings back the flip phone with LG Wine Smart

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Sep 23, 2014 )    |    Mobile


The form factor that dominated the mobile market a few years back has once again came the second time around. Just like Samsung and other Asian manufacturers, LG also jumped-in the flip phone form factor but instead of being a simple feature phone, the new flip phone graces a full smartphone functionality with a touch of nostalgic numeric keypad on the other end that forms the base of the device.

LG introduces the new Wine Smart flip smartphone with the latest Android version on board. Unlike Samsung’s notably pricey flip device, LG looks toward the mid-range market that specifically caters the elderly which are often overlook whenever new devices comes around.

The new LG Wine Smart features a 3.5-inch LCD display with a 480 x 320 resolutions, though the display doesn’t fit with norms of today’s devices, it still provides good readability. It runs on 1.2GHz Quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM and 4 GB of built-in storage space which can be expanded with a microSD card. It also comes with an 8 Megapixel main camera and a VGA camera on the front. It comes with the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) with a removable and replaceable 1700 mAh battery.

In addition to the smart functions, LG also includes a unique “Safe Keeper” feature that when configured will alert predefined contacts along with the phone’s location among others which could be an indication that something is not right. In addition to that, LG also adds a quick launch button to open Kakaotalk which is a favorite instant messaging apps among Koreans.