LG announce an Android based flip phone

image
For years I have wanted a flip phone, I used to like the form factor more than any other and my move to Android meant the acceptance of a lack of different forms. Samsung have made a few flip phones over the years and now LG have launched a flip phone too. It peculiarly is called Ice Cream Smart and it runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Spec wise the Ice Cream Smart is pretty basic.

  • Size -118.6×59.4×16.9mm.
  • Weight – 138g.
  • Colours – Mint, Pink.
  • Network – LTE.
  • Chipset – 1.2GHz Quad-core.
  • Display – 3.5-inch LCD display (480×320).
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera / VGA front camera.
  • Battery – 1,700mAh / removable.
  • Memory – 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM.
  • Support – microSD slot (up to 32GB).
  • Operating System – Android 4.4 KitKat.
  • Extras – Guitar DMB, FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0.

The Ice Cream Smart has a 3 row interface, which looks very similar to the interface on the LG G3. The phone also has a dedicated KakaoTalk button the launch the popular Korean messaging app. Being a realist here for a moment, we will no doubt ever see this device over here in Europe. It’s a shame really, I’d really like one, maybe with a little bit higher spec’s. It just make me wish these companies took a punt on Europe now and again and released devices that were a little different. Oh well.

Source – LG (translated)

Via – TechnoBuffalo

The post LG announce an Android based flip phone is original content from Coolsmartphone.

Facebook

  • Google+
  • RSS Feed
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Podcast
  • LG’s phone sales are way up, but killing plasma TVs had a cost

    LG is still trailing Samsung and Apple in total smartphone sales (and profits from them), but the company just revealed its financial data for the last year and has plenty to be happy about. It sold 59.1 million smartphones last year, up nearly a quarter from what it moved in 2013. The report didn't explain when we can expect the G Flex 2 in the US or leak what's in the next big G series phone, but said the company will "concentrate on improving its brand power, operating more efficiently, and focusing on selective key markets." Its TV business is doing well too, where profits grew 31 percent from last year to $482 million. Still, the company had a net loss in the last quarter of 2014 because of write-offs related to shutting down its plasma TV business as it ramps up Ultra HD and OLED.

    Filed under: , , , ,

    Comments

    Source: LG

    Whatever you do, don’t buy these 5 smartphones

    Top-5 Worst Smartphones

    Here at BGR, we spend a huge amount of time telling you which smartphones you should consider as you work your way to your next major handset purchase. We take great care while testing devices, and we try to cover all of the major ins and outs for each phone we review. Important areas that we dig into include aesthetics and design, build quality, performance and software, all of which weigh heavily for consumers seeking out new handsets.

    What we don't often do, however, is spend time focusing on which smartphones you should avoid at all costs.

    Continue reading...

    LG: Android 5.0 Lollipop update is ‘coming soon’ to the G3

    LG G3 Lollipop Update

    It's been a long, arduous wait, but the good news is that it's nearly over. LG announced on Friday that the Lollipop update for G3 smartphones is "coming soon." How soon, we're not sure, but considering the fact that the update is already live on the G3 in other territories (and has been for weeks), it shouldn't be much longer.

    Continue reading...

    LG’s bendy G Flex 2 hits Korea this month

    We liked the LG G Flex 2 enough to both bring it onstage at CES this year and put it in the running for our Best of Show awards. The curved flagship phone didn't go all the way in the end, but hey, if you happen to be in Korea this month a mere 800,000 won (around $737 domestically) will put one in your pocket. But, let's say you aren't in Korea and you'd rather hold out for the red model you see above to hit the States -- totally justified! In that case, the videos after the break will make the wait just a bit shorter.

    Filed under: , ,

    Comments

    Source: LG (translated)

    Monster specs for LG’s 2015 flagship phone may have just leaked

    LG G4 Rumors: Specs and Features

    LG at CES 2015 unveiled its second-generation smartphone with a flexible display, a powerful Android handset, but the G Flex 2 won’t be the company’s main phone this year. That spot is reserved for the LG G4, and a report from Greek publication TechManiacs, has revealed more details about the upcoming monster Android device.

    Continue reading...

    3 awesome 4K TV deals available on Amazon right now

    Cheap 4K TVs

    After seeing the eye-widening collection of 4K, 8K and quantum dot televisions at CES 2015, you're probably resisting the urge to upgrade your own living room display, but we're going to make it even harder. We've combed through Amazon for some of the best 4K TVs that you can buy right now, in case you're too impatient to wait for the new hotness to launch.

    We wouldn't blame you, either.

    Continue reading...

    How LG’s G Flex 2 fares against top flagship smartphones

    G Flex 2 vs Nexus 6 vs Galaxy Note 4 vs iPhone 6

    LG made a splash at CES 2015, announcing a brand new flagship device that happens to be its most powerful Android smartphone to date. In addition to offering users a different kind of smartphone shape than they might be used to, the G Flex 2 also packs top hardware, which means it should offer buyers a terrific experience.

    Continue reading...

    5 of the most massive 4K TVs at CES 2015

    CES 2015 Best 4K TVs

    It's not surprising that 4K TVs were everywhere at CES 2015 this year and some of them were positively massive. Below we've put together a quick guide of five of the biggest TVs on display at this year's big electronics show with offerings from Samsung, LG and Sony.

    Continue reading...

    The Galaxy S6 ‘Edge’ might have some serious competition this year

    Galaxy S6 Edge vs LG Active Bending

    Samsung has already released a smartphone with a strange display -- the Galaxy Note Edge that has an “Edge” screen on the right side -- and it’s rumored to place two such touchscreen displays on either side of a special version of the Galaxy S6’s main screen. But the company isn’t the only handset maker looking to sell buyers on the idea of buying such smartphones with three-sided displays.

    Continue reading...