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LG Gentle flip phone with Android 5.1 unveiled in Korea

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LG Gentle flip phone with Android 5.1 unveiled in Korea
The LG Gentle smartphone has been introduced by LG in Korea today. A phone powered by Android 5.1 might not seem unusual, except that this handset has a rather old form factor and some aged specs. The model is a flip phone that uses a T9 keypad, and has a special dedicated "Q" button that will show the most frequently opened apps.

The touchscreen measures 3.2-inches and offers a resolution of 320 x 480. That works out to a pixel density of 180ppi. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 210 chipset, which features a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU with the Adreno 304 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside with 4GB of expandable internal memory. The Gentle comes with a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a .3MP camera in front for selfies and video chats. A 1700mAh battery keeps the lights on.

In Korea, the phone will launch on July 29th as an exclusive for LG U+, priced at the equivalent of $171 USD. The LG Gentle is LG's third Android flip, and is an entry-level model for those looking to buy a smartphone that won't bust their budget. It also might appeal to those who remember the satisfying feel of closing the phone after a call had ended.
 

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posted on 27 Jul 2015, 00:01 3

1. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I'd buy this in a heartbeat...

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 02:01

7. My1cent (Posts: 337; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


I'd buy it if Hotspot is possible.

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 00:08

2. Dude2014 (Posts: 433; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Classic phone

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 00:17 1

3. Darkerm (Posts: 306; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


I used few flip phones and I really want an Flagship Android.

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 00:25 2

4. Hyde_Yamato (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


damn, its so gentle. make it worldwide soon

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 00:46 2

5. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Is that leather? That's a nice looking regular phone.:)

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 01:45 4

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


At least they didn't do something dumb, like pairing the Snapdragon 210 with a 720p screen

*cough* Huawei *cough*

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 02:05 2

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 2136; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I like the simple design of this flip phone.

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 03:06 2

9. bking (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Nov 2013)


Atlast LG broke universal design for andriod phones.Wish someday we will see slider phones back.

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 09:14 1

11. TezzaBP (Posts: 272; Member since: 18 May 2015)


We kind of are, the new Blackberry is a slider

posted on 27 Jul 2015, 04:26 3

10. monoke (Posts: 271; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


Gotta applaud LG for this. There's still some 'old school' folks that would love this.

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