LG is getting back into its wine series flip phones with new LG Wine Smart (F480) flip Phone with Kitkat in Wine series after 7 years. This is company’s first flip smartphone. It will run on Android v4.4 Kitkat and have 1.2 GHz quad core processor.
While Samsung has been launching one or two such smartphones every year, this is the first smartphone of its type for LG. It is mainly designed targetting elderly and handicapped people. It is unlikely to be announced for outside countries as the LG wine Smart (F480) flip phone is designed with Korea-specific features.
Besides of physical keys the LG Wine Smart (LG-F480) comes with a “Safe Keeper” function. It sends informations like location of phone to predefined people assigned by user when device is not in use for some time. There is also a dedicated key for for Kakao talk for instant messaging service.
LG Wine Smart (F480) is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM running on Android v4.4 Kitkat. Unlike some Samsung flip smartphones that have dual-screens, the LG Wine Smart (F480) has a single 3.5 inch IPS touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixels of resolution. It has 4GB internal storage that can be extended by using microSD cards. It has 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3 MP front camera also. It has connectivity features like LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB and FM radio etc. It has a 1700 Mah removable battery and support micro SIM.
Key Specs of LG Wine Smart (F480):
||3.5 inch IPS LCD touchscreen display, 320 x 480 pixels resolution
||1.2 GHz quad-core
||Android v4.4 Kitkat
||4GB inbuilt memory, expandable using microSD card
||8MP rear camera with LED Flash, 0.3 MP front VGA camera
|Network and connectivity
||Micro SIM,GSM, 3G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, MicroUSB, JAVA, Browser Flash connectivity
||Proximity, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
||1700 mAh removable and replaceable battery
||FM, JAVA, 3.5mm Jack, Safe Keeper
||118.60 x 59.40 x 16.90
LG Wine Smart (F480) flip phone is basically designed for elder people keeping target on mid-tier market. The device has not the dual screen feature like its main rival flip smartphones made by Samsung. It has new functions and features for ease of access for the users. The device is made for Korean market mainly and it is not supposed to be released outside Korea.
Although the device comes with good features and has expandable memory via microSD (the final memory not specified by company yet), powerful 8MP camera and WiFi, LTE etc. the device will have to face tough competition from arch rivals Samsung. The Price of the device has not yet been specified by the company.
LG WINE Smart (F480) will be the first Flip phone of Wine series since 2007 by LG. The main good thing about the device is its Android v4.4 Kitkat OS which is the latest till now. The Device is supposed to be launched on 26th September only in Korea.
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