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LG Ice Cream Smart debuts in Korea as the company's second clamshell smartphone

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LG Ice Cream Smart debuts in Korea as the company's second clamshell smartphone
LG on Sunday officially announced the Ice Cream Smart, its second smartphone to have a clamshell form factor - after the Wine Smart. As we assumed last week, when we first heard about the Ice Cream Smart, the new handset is the modern successor to LG's Ice Cream KF350 from 2008.

The Ice Cream Smart runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is available starting this week in South Korea, in two color variants: mint and pink. The smartphone costs about $277, and doesn't have an external display (like Samsung's range of Android clamshells).

The screen of the LG Ice Cream Smart is a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) one, similar to the display of the Wine Smart. The new handset is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor (probably a Snapdragon 400, though LG doesn't mention this), has 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. Other features include LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, DMB-TV, Bluetooth 4.0, VGA front-facing camera, an 8 MP rear camera, and a 1700 mAh battery.

We guess the Ice Cream Smart could be successful among users who still like clamshells and don't need the latest and greatest features. Mind you, this seems to be a Korea-only device (LG is well known for often launching unusual handsets in its home country, without introducing them in other markets).


source: LG (translated)

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posted on 26 Jan 2015, 20:45 5

1. Busyboy (Posts: 553; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


So this costs $277 and the LG G2 which is better in literally every way is $200. FK LOGIC

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 21:01

2. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


Not better in literally every way.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 21:17 1

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Besides dimensions, it really is. Name one thing this has over the G2.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 21:37 11

4. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1104; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


a hinge

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 00:39

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


Drooling grandparents...

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 23:13 3

7. kevin91202 (Posts: 557; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


$200 in Korea? Of course you mean US$. So, show us where one can purchase an LG G2 in Korea for US$200? Because you are comparing an authentic manufacturer's listed retail price vs a private seller on foreign auction site (eBay). FK LOGIC? More like FK STUPID.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 22:30

5. celvanus (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


those too big :(...please produce with more ergonomic dimension and make it more cute models again.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 23:07 2

6. Bondurant (Posts: 426; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Dedicated Kakoa talk button.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 23:17 2

8. kevin91202 (Posts: 557; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


"(LG is well known for often launching unusual handsets in its home country, without introducing them in other markets)." -PA

Unusual? How is a flip-up phone considered unusual? Looks quite normal.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 00:42 1

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


Release it in the United States, I'll sell a truckload to your grand-dads.

Then you'll try to cop his style...

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 01:51

11. ggg377 (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


They should make a flip phone with two touchscreens inside that would add up to a nice large seamless 16:9 screen when opened. These buttons look like something from 2002.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 03:16

12. NihonDaisuki (unregistered)


So weak LG smart I who was also deprived of their share in Sony love is

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 06:43

13. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 426; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


I thought it ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LOL

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