LG today announced a brand new flip phone for select markets. The Wine Smart matches the latest version of Android KitKat 4.4 with the retro styling of clamshells. While not appealing to majority of consumers today, there's still quite the fan base for said form factors.
LG has done something special with the Wine Smart too. The company has added a 1.2GHz quad-core chip, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD) and a 3.5-inch LCD display (with a resolution of 480x320). The specifications may not sound like much, but throw in two cameras, a 1,700mAh battery and the clamshell design and it becomes quite the package.
It's also clear to see LG going for older smartphone users, implementing both physical keys and a Safe Keeper feature, which will send out an emergency notification (with location, etc.) to pre-defined contacts if the handset has been left for a set duration. It's a neat little security feature that will help keep older users safe. Oh, and there's a notification LED too.
LG plans to release the Wine Smart on September 26 in both black and white variants. Would you be interested in such a device?
Source: LG (Korean)