Not a long time ago, about 5-6 years back, when the word ‘mobile phone’ meant feature phones only, we got to see a large number of design variations. There was the classic Bar design, Slider design, Flip design etc etc. But when the smartphones started taking off, only one design remained, the Bar design… The buttons were done with, and we saw only the screen on the front of the phone.
Now, LG, the Korean electronics giant, came up with something unique. A flip phone that runs android ! Yes, you read it right, it’s a flip phone that runs Android 5.1 lollipop out of the box, it’s named LG Gentle. The device is launched in Korean market for about KRW 200,000 or $ 170.
About the specifications of the device :
- 3.2 inch LCD screen (480×320 resolution).
- Quad-core processor.
- 1 GB RAM.
- 3.2 MP rear camera.
- 1700 mAh.
- 4 GB internal memory, microSD slot.
Looking at the specs, it’s a very basic device that can serve as a backup device to your primary smartphone.You have enough power for completing daily activities and you can also impress with the new looks of a classic flip phone..
Unfortunately, it is presently available in the Korean market only and it is unknown that whether it’ll be available for the other markets in the future. But, nothing can be predicted and we might see LG announcing it for the US and UK market.
If the phone comes in your country, will you buy it ? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.