LG Wine Smart Shows Android Smartphones in Clamshell Italy

After some success in Asian markets, LG takes Android smartphones with design “clamshell” in Italy, not without creating some confusion. Just a few days ago, we introduced a new LG flip phone-based Gentle range intended for marketing in South Korea today reproposed in Italy under the name LG Wine Smart, not to be confused with the namesake LG Wine Smart presented last October, with whom he shares the clamshell design but not technical specifications.

With regard to the hardware side of the design, the new LG Wine Smart reprises the same specifications as the smarter phones, offering us a 3.2 ” with 320 x 480resolution, processorQualcomm Snapdragon 210 1.1 GHz quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM, GPU Adreno 304, 4 GB of internal memory, main camera from 3 MegaPixel and VGAfront, all enriched by a 1700 mAh battery that net of hardware, should guarantee an excellent battery life, size of 117.7 x 58.7 x 16.6 mm in 143 grams in weight.

Finally, don’t miss the Lollipop 5.1.1 Android-based operating system, which is the last distribution currently available.

As you can see from the pictures, the new LG Wine Smart will be available in two colors, one blue and one red, at a price still not officially announced by LG. Obviously, LG Wine Smart is a smartphone designed for a user States that pays particular attention to the technical data sheet, or those who want to approach to Android without having to give up the convenience of a large physical keyboard, a classic design and a potentially very interesting.

We leave you then to the official statement released by LG Korea.


Flip Phone with Android Lollipop Supports the Latest Apps and Multimedia Functions

SEOUL, August 5, 2015 — LG Electronics (LG) brings global consumers with its newest hybrid smartphone designed especially for a generation of users who are more accustomed to the feel of flip — also known as folder or clamshell — phones. Originally announced in the domestic Korean market as LG Gentle, the all-new LG Wine Smart will make its international debut later this month in target countries including France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Kazakhstan and Japan, among others.

The Wine Smart combines the familiarity of a folder phone with an easy-to-use touchscreen and the connectivity and power of a smartphone. Thanks to the positive response to the original Wine Smart introduced in Korea last year, LG optimized the latest model with more advanced multimedia features to make the transition from feature phones to smartphones as seamless as possible.

The new LG Wine Smart is powered by Android Lollipop 5.1.1 to run the latest apps without complaint. To truly optimize the new Wine Smart for flip phone fans, LG included a large physical 3 × 4 numeric keypad for easy and accurate typing and keyboard shortcuts that provide instant access to frequently used features such as phone dialer, address book, text messages or room. Larger-than-normal icons take full advantage of the 3 × 3 home screen layout on the 3.2-inch HVGA display crisp.

The Wine Smart includes LG’s Safety Care feature which can be set to automatically transmit emergency alerts and real-time location to pre-selected contacts whenever the user needs immediate assistance.

“Our goal with LG Wine Smart was to create a smartphone that fans of flip phones could embrace,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company.”Consumers shouldn’t have to miss out on the smartphone revolution because they prefer a particular phone design over another.

With LG Wine Smart, they won’t have to. “

Prices and carrier details will be announced locally at the time of launch.