It’s the LG Gentle which the South Korean firm has confirmed it will offer its Lollipop-powered flip phone in global markets as Wine Smart. Debuts later this month in the international markets and with a more affordable price tag.
Although, LG is pretty well known to launch serveral clamshell phones in its home market, with the handsets usually restricted to South Korea. Last month, LG announced the Gentle, a flip smaprtphone running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and now it is now stating that it will make the Gentle drive – which will be branded the LG Wine Smart – available to buy in select markets around the world later this month, starting with France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Kazakhstan, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Described by LG, the Wine Smart is specifically designed for a “generation of users who are more accustomed to the feel of flip phones.” Successor phone features a 3.2-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 320, quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 CPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, microSD slot, 3MP camera at the back, front VGA shooter and a 1,700mAh battery. The handset also supports 4G LTE connectivity and no mention on which bands it’s gonna supported and has no dual-SIM slot. On the software front, the Wine Smart runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Pricing for the Smart flip phone hasn’t revealed, but the LG Gentle retails for the equivalant of $170 in SK, so it is likely LG will be targeting the sub-$200 segment with the Wine Smart in international markets. Available to buy LG Wine Smart flip phone in Navy and Burgundy very soon.