With the recent dip in the smartphone sales, the flip phone may be the one what the users need right now. True to this the Asian market has seen a surprising increase in demand for such devices in the recent months as well. And it looks like LG has acted according to the situation with the release of their new flip phone.
The LG Gentle flip phone has been launched in South Korea at KRW 200,000( roughly around Rs.11,000/-). Nothing has been known about the availability of the device in places outside South Korea. LG has always known what to offer its customers. The company has also released LG Ice Cream Smart flip phone earlier this year at a price around Rs. 17,000/- but the device has not been released out of Korea. We hope that the same system would not be followed for the LG Gentle flip as well.
The LG Gentle flip phone features a single 3.2 LCD touchscreen with a screen resolution of 320x480 pixels. It measures 117.7x58.7x16.6mm; weighs 143 grams, and will be available in Navy and Burgundy colors. The LG Gentle smartphone features a T9 keyboard and the rear panel features a leather like finish body.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop based device runs on a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor which is bundled along with 1 GB of RAM. The storage option includes a 4GB of inbuilt storage and an unspecified external storage limit. The device sports a 3 MP rear camera with LED flash and is also coupled with a 0.3 MP front snapper. The 1,700mAh battery is a removable one. The connectivity includes 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB.
Display - 3.20-inch with 320x480 pixels
Processor - 1.1GHz with 1 GB of RAM
Camera - 3 MP rear camera with LED flash and 0.3 MP front camera
OS - Android 5.1
Storage - 4GB
Battery capacity - 1700mAh
Price - Around Rs. 11,000/-
Now you maybe wondering do people still prefer these traditional flip phones over the newest and smartest Android devices? Well it seems so. It is in earlier this year that a survey indicated a varying trend of increase in sales of flip phones in Japan. LG has seized the right opportunity and has therefore launched the LG Gentle.
The device unlike the recently launched flip phones showcases only a single screen with a low screen resolution. We are presuming that this may however prevent the users from enjoying several of the Android apps due to the 320x480 pixel resolution. The latest version of the Android OS is stunning on this flip device.
Even though the specification may not blow you off, if you had ever missed the compactness of the flip phone along with the power of snapping it close then go ahead this will be a perfect one for you. In Korea, the phone will launch on July 29th as an exclusive for LG U+, priced at the equivalent of $171 USD. The LG Gentle is LG's third Android flip, and is an entry-level model for those looking to buy a smartphone that won't break their budget. It also will be appealing to those who remember the satisfying feel of closing the phone shut after a call had ended.