LG launches ‘Wine Smart’ Android clamshell smartphone

If you have started to tire of the monster phablet smartphone trend and miss the ergonomic clamshell feature phones of ‘ye olden days’ then LG might have the perfect device for you. The Korean tech company has just launched the LG Wine Smart, an Android KitKat powered clamshell smartphone.

Model shows off LG Wine Smart in both black and white

Model shows off LG Wine Smart in both black and white

For some people a compact and ergonomic clamshell smartphone was the perfect design and now they are nowhere to be seen except right at the bottom of the market – lacking the power and features we have grown accustomed to. LG’s Wine Smart brings modern Android features and apps to the clamshell – or flip phone – form factor.

The LG Wine Smart has the following specifications:

  • Size: 118.6 × 59.4 × 16.9mm
  • Weight: 140.8g
  • Colour: Black and White
  • Network: LTE
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad
  • Display: 3.5-inch LCD display (480 × 320)
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera / VGA front camera
  • Battery: 1,700mAh / removable
  • Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB ROM + microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 kitkaet
  • Other: DMB, FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
  • Launches: 26 Sept in S. Korea
LG Wine Smart in black and in white

LG Wine Smart in black and in white

Like its rival Samsung’s latest Android clam shell design, the Hennessy, LG says that this new smartphone is particularly suitable for “the elderly”. This is both due to its form factor, the ‘Kakao Talk’ easy access button and powerful speakers so you can hear the caller clearly. The LG Smart Wine also has calling software to appeal to the elderly which includes ‘safe keeper’ alerts which sense if the phone user falls over, another function can alert carers when the Smart Wine user strays out of a designated zone.

Unfortunately for western flip phone fans LG’s Smart Wine probably won’t make it out of its homeland of South Korea.

Via Phone Arena

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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