LG Gentle with Android 5.1 Lollipop, Quad-Core CPU, Clamshell Design Officially Unveiled

LG Gentle with Android 5.1 Lollipop, Quad-Core CPU, Clamshell Design Officially Unveiled

It looks like Samsung is not the only handset maker that still allows itself to launch clamshell Android smartphones from time to time.

LG has just announced its new flip phone will be available for purchase in South Korea beginning July 30. The so-called LG Gentle is an exclusive for major carrier LG U+, and according to a new report, it has been priced at $170 (€155) outright.

While we don't expect the LG Gentle to be made available outside South Korea, there's always a chance that the smartphone will be introduced in emerging markets like India or China in the coming months, especially if it proves to be popular in LG's native market.

Still, clamshell handsets seem to be a thing of the past and few customers feel attached to this form factor. That's why we believe the LG Gentle has few chances of being made available worldwide.
This would be LG's third Android clamshell smartphone

But let's see what the smartphone has to offer in terms of specs. First of all, LG Gentle will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system right out of the box.

Apart from that, LG added a dedicated Q button on the T9 keypad, which allows users to access the most frequently used apps when pressed.

Even though we would have expected the clamshell phone to pack two displays, it looks like LG has decided to cut costs and added a faux-leather finish on the back and a small 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 320 x 480 pixels resolution on the other side.

Hardware-wise, LG Gentle is equipped with a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and 1GB of RAM. Even though it comes with only 4GB of internal memory, users will be able to further expand storage up 32GB via microSD card slot.

Also, LG Gentle packs a 5-megapixel camera in the back, which is complemented by a modest VGA camera in the front.

The Gentle is powered by a 1,700 mAh battery and offers 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS with AGPS, but no dual-SIM.
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