LG Gentle flip phone with Android 5.1 unveiled in Korea

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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source: Technodify



10. monoke

Posts: 1209; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

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

9. bking

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 30, 2013

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

11. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

We kind of are, the new Blackberry is a slider

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I like the simple design of this flip phone.

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

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

4. Hyde_Yamato

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

damn, its so gentle. make it worldwide soon

3. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

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

2. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Classic phone

1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I'd buy this in a heartbeat...

7. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I'd buy it if Hotspot is possible.

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