LG made another addition to the smartphone range for their home country, South Korea. No this is no 5 inch touch screen device that you are used to seeing. On the flipside it's another unconventional smartphone - dubbed the Gentle Flip!
As the name suggest it's a Flip Phone. But don't worry we aren't talking of those flip phones that got extinct nearly a decade earlier. Despite sharing the design with those super last generation devices, the LG Gentle Flip runs on Android Lollipop (5.1). LG has given the externals an upgrade by using the familiar leather stitched design - the one seen in the back of the LG G4.
Unlike most Android devices of present date the LG Gentle Flip features a small 3.2 inch (320x4800 display. It is powered by an unknown 1.1 GHz quadcore processor along with 1GB of RAM. Though the company hasn't given any official word regarding the chipset used, we feel that the 1.1GHz quad core SoC is none other than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210. There is also a 4GB of on board storage along with memory expansion via Micro SD card slot.
The camera on the rear is 3MP unit with a LED Flash. Plus there's a 0.3MP (VGA) front shooter too. The battery is a meaty 2100 mah for a phone of this calibre. For connectivity the device comes with Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi a/b/g/n along with 4G LTE connectivity. Weighing at round 143 grams with a physical dimensions of 117.7x220.127.116.11mm, the device will come in two colour options - Burgundy and Navy.
The device priced at KRW 30,0000 i.e. Rs 17,000 is South Korea exclusive - at least that's the case as of now. This is not the first flip device to be launched by the company in the country though. LG had launched a device called the Ice Cream Smart flip phone earlier this year with a similar price tag. This makes us believe that people in Korean are big fans of all things retro. But I don't think that the case in the outside world. Is it?