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

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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13 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

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

2. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Not better in literally every way.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

4. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

a hinge

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Drooling grandparents...

7. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 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.

5. celvanus

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

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

6. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Dedicated Kakoa talk button.

8. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 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.

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Release it in the United States, I'll sell a truckload to your grand-dads. Then you'll try to cop his style...

11. ggg377

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

12. NihonDaisuki unregistered

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

13. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I thought it ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. LOL

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