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Can flip phones make a comeback? LG announces Ice Cream Smart

Chris Martin | Jan. 28, 2015
LG has announced a new flip phone with smartphone features.

LG Ice Cream Smart

We all remember flip phones which dominated the mobile phone market not too long ago. They might seem a thing of the past but could they make a comeback? 

Well LG has just announced the Ice Cream Smart flip phone which LG says also combines the features of a smartphone. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes with a Kakao Talk button offering voice chat for free or via data costs.

"The Ice Cream smart is a hybrid folder phone that has all the advantages of a folder phone and a smartphone," said Cho Joon-ho, CEO of LG. "Along with the 'Wine Smart' for the middle-aged users and the character smartphone 'AKA,' this product will provide customers with differentiated smart experience."

The Ice Cream Smart follows on from the Wine Smart that was released last September and can keep apps running when the device is shut. Specs include 4G LTE support, an 8 Mp camera and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

It will come in a range of 'pastel-tone' colours at a price of KRW300,000 (around £185 converted), according to ET news.

It's unlikely to be released in the UK but would you buy a flip phone again if it came with the smartphone features your used to? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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