LG unveils LG Wine Smart flip smartphone

LG Wine SmartThe move to touchscreen devices was the death knell for flip phones. Once a dominant form factor, they are now an oddity rather than the norm. Despite refusing to disappear without a fight, it is rare to see a smartphone using a clamshell design. Samsung has tried its hand at marrying the two and now LG is doing the same with the LG Wine Smart.

LG has geared the LG Wine Smart towards an older audience. For example, it comes with a feature called ‘Safe Keeper” that automatically sends a preset contact its location if it not used within a certain time frame. The display can display larger icons in a three by three grid, making them easier to see and hit. It also sports 1 watt speakers designed to be heard even when in loud places or by those hard of hearing.

LG Wine Smart specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE
  • Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 3.5-inch QVGA (240×320) LCD
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal storage: 4GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Battery: 1,700mAh
  • Dimensions: 118.6 × 59.4 × 16.9 millimeters
  • Weight: 140.8 grams
  • Colours: Black, White
  • Other: DMB, FM radio

The LG Wine Smart may not be the smartphone for everyone but growing aging populations in many countries, it could well find its own audience.

LG will launch the LG Wine Smart in South Korea on September 26. It did not reveal plans for taking its smart flip phone outside of its home country.

Source : LG Korea