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LG releases Wine Smart Android based flip-phone for the global markets

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LG released an Android 5.1 running flip phone called the Gentle recently. The Korean manufacturer has now released a similar smartphone meant for the global markets known as the Wine Smart. The handset comes with a 3.2 inch 320 x 420 display, a 3-megapixel camera on the back, a front facing camera for good measure, a 1.1 GHz quad core Snapdragon 210 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable), a 1,700 mAh battery and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Although LG hasn’t announced the pricing for the smartphone yet, the LG Gentle costs somewhere around $170 in South Korea, so expect a price tag along the same lines for the Wine Smart. LG and Samsung are the only manufacturers out there who are bringing Android to the flip-phone form factor. However, these devices have seen very little success so far since the users prefer using Android on the slab form factor.

LG Wine Smart

But with the right marketing and a decent price tag, we think the LG Wine Smart can appeal to the masses. There’s no word on a Stateside release as of yet.

Source: LG Newsroom