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LG Brings Back The Flip Phone, Introduces Android-Powered Version

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Remember the time when you were young and the coolest person because you had a flip phone? Don?t worry. Well you?ll get that chance again as LG brings the Lollipop-powered flip phone, the LG Gentle.

TalkAndroid.com shares the specs of the phone which features a 3.2-inch 480 x 320 LCD touch display, a 1.1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD slot, LTE connectivity, and a 1700mAh battery.

That battery can take you days without charging since the phone doesn?t swallow battery life from games. And from the software perspective, it?s running Android 5.1. Though the specifications aren?t a wow factor, it?s still a good low-priced phone.

Flip phone nostalgia

Smartphones and tablets have replaced flip phones in terms of everything: from larger screens, better cameras, and faster internet connections. But what LG wanted was the idea of a compact and easy to use phone.

Unless you?re the type of person who wants to sleep early instead of wasting your time scrolling twitter posts and liking Instagram photos, then this flip phone is just what you need.

Raymond Wong from Mashable.com expresses that the Gentle is a compromise of sorts, and isn’t a terrible idea. It has the pocketable size of a traditional flip phone and the necessities only a smartphone OS can provide. It sounds like a useful device for kids and seniors, who both need the tactility of physical keypads and durability of a clamshell design that protects the screen.

Wong also says that unless it sales numbers are off the charts,?there’s almost no chance it will make it to territories outside of Asia. So don?t get your hopes up just yet, the LG Gentle is available only in Korea, so if you?re looking at owning a piece of the ?90s favorite once more, it might actually take awhile.

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