LG Wine Smart might be LG's first clamshell smartphone

LG is getting ready to officially introduce what may be its very first clamshell smartphone: the Wine Smart. As you may know, LG released quite a few Wine handsets in the past, all being simple and affordable flip phones. Now, several Korean websites, including The Korea Herald, are speculating that the Wine Smart could be the first smartphone in the Wine series, obviously citing the device’s name as the base of the speculation.

LG is currently hosting a Wine Smart giveaway in South Korea, while at the same time showing a mysterious image of the handset. We can clearly see that this is a clamshell with a hardware keypad, but that’s about it.

Samsung - LG’s biggest Korean rival - already introduced a clamshell smartphone: the Android-based Galaxy Golden, which features two 3.7-inch touchscreen displays and is available since last year. Assuming the LG Wine Smart is indeed a smartphone, it will likely run Android, too.

It looks like LG will fully unveil (and launch) the Wine Smart at the end of September. We'll be here to let you know all about it.

source: LG (in Korean) via Twitter, The Korea Herald



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I don't see how this is a good idea...

6. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

everybody in th world isn't tech savy like the rest of us. This phone is for them, not you.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I thought the iPhone was for them...

16. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

u sir, jus won the internet

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Not everyone cares for a 5" slat design phone. Beside, this phone would be a great phone for women who just throw their phones into their purses along with all other object they carry around.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Think of it as a flip-open-type case except its permanently attached. Could be something cool... We'll see

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1417; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

If they bring the trend back I'd be a happy man. That is all.

4. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

amen to that

5. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

This isn't 2008 anymore.

11. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Tell that to Apple. ;-)

8. 1plus1

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

hardware keyboard phone my only choice is BB,not this...

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1476; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

LG is trying hard to be like his big brother samsung.

10. Hyde_Yamato

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

yeaah, release it globally. feels nostalgic with that form.. i would buy right away

12. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

..............I just want a new Sidekick honestly.

13. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

whoa if sidekick comes back with some seriously new tech......*faints*

15. drazwy

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Holy F... LG. WTF year is this?

17. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Samsung Hennessey, Golden and Folder are awesome! Not sure if the Samsung Master counts as a smartphone though.

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