Not everyone loves the touchscreen design that’s been dominating the market for years already, which is why device manufacturers release a smartphone with a different design from time to time. That said, the LG Gentle has been announced to offer an Android experience on a flip phone form factor.

Why Android? While a less sophisticated platform would be enough for a flip phone, Android gives it more capabilities. It won’t do much though, because the LG Gentle is only an entry-level phone. It offers a 3.2-inch LCD touch display, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage (with microSD expansion). The main camera won’t produce great photos with its 3-megapixel sensor. A lowly 1.1GHz quad-core processor runs under the hood, but at least the LG Gentle has LTE connectivity.

LG Gentle colors

LG Gentle Specs

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 3.2-inch LCD (320×480 HVGA), ~180ppi
  • 1.1GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support
  • 3-megapixel main camera
  • 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Dimensions: 117.7 x 58.7 x 16.6mm
  • Weight: 143g
  • 1700mAh removable battery

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As a low-end smartphone, the LG Gentle costs around Php7,860. No word if ever it expands outside South Korea, though.

[Source: LG]

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