LG has just launched an old school flip phone running Android 4.4 KitKat known as the Wine Smart. In terms of looks, it mirrors the flip phones of the years past. However, the hardware inside is nothing like the old flip phones we know. The display is quite large for a device of this size at 3.5 inches (480 x 320 pixels) and LG is also going with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor to keep things smooth. The handset has an 8-megapixel camera on the back while the front has a VGA sensor for selfies.
The device also has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, so it’s not exactly a flagship offering. Samsung also launched its very own flip phone known as the Galaxy Golden last year, although the device failed to make an impact due to its excessively high price tag. But LG could do a lot more damage with the Wine Smart if it can get the pricing right.
The Wine Smart will be available in select countries including LG’s home region of South Korea over the coming weeks. The company is yet to share details on the pricing of the handset. Would you be drawn towards a retro flip phone packing a modern hardware such as this one? Sound off below.
Source: LG Newsroom – Translated