Nope, you are not seeing a smartphone from the past. LG did release a new handset with a set of outdated specs.
Despite the low-end status of the new LG Candy, we didn’t know that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor still existed. It’s backed with a slightly forgiving 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
LG could have gotten away with it if the device runs on Android Go platform. But instead, it comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. A really disappointing choice for a device that’s launched in late 2018.
However, the company was able to market this device thanks to its design, display, and camera. LG will be selling back covers with different colors for the LG Candy, so you can easily customize its look depending on your taste.
It also comes with an acceptable 5-inch HD IPS screen, a 5-megapixel selfie camera on the front, and an 8-megapixel shooter on the back. There’s also a fingerprint scanner on the rear and a 2,500mAh battery below it.
LG Candy Specs
- Android 7.1.2 Nougat
- Dual nano SIM, Dual Standby
- 5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, ~294ppi
- 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- Adreno 304 GPU
- 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 8-megapixel rear camera, LED Flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- Interchangeable back covers
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS
- microUSB 2.0
- Dimensions: 146.3 x 73.2 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 152g
- 2,500mAh Li-Ion removable battery
The LG Candy is now available in India for a retail price of INR7,999 (~Php6,000).
Yay! though i was a big fun of G2, G3 and G4. I have also previously owned a g2 mini. but not an SD210 in 2018.