Meet Wine Smart, LG’s latest Flip Phone Running Android 5.1.1
You might have ditched flip phones long ago, first in favor of phones with full keyboards, and then for full touchscreen smartphones. But they aren’t dead yet; LG is still making them.
The South Korean smartphone maker on Wednesday introduced the Wine Smart, a flip phone with a modest set of specs. The handset runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on a 3.2-inch 480×320 LCD touch screen, and it even has the typical Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The phone features a meager 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4GB of storage expandable via microSD card and a 1,700mAh battery. It also packs a 3-megapixel main shooter paired with a front VGA camera, and comes with burgundy or navy color options.
You’ll be able to buy the all-new LG Wine Smart later this month when it will make its international in target countries including France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Kazakhstan and Japan, among others.
The device is pretty much identical to the LG Gentle that was originally announced in the domestic Korean market.
“Our goal with LG Wine Smart was to create a smartphone that fans of flip phones could embrace,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company.
“Consumers shouldn’t have to miss out on the smartphone revolution because they prefer a particular phone design over another. With LG Wine Smart, they won’t have to.”
The pricing and carrier details will be announced locally at the time of launch.