It might seem like flip phones are dead, mainly because many of us ditched them long ago for devices with full keyboards and, then, on to full touchscreen smartphones. But they aren’t dead, especially in some markets, and now LG has a new flip device that’s powered by Android.
The Wine Smart was introduced on Wednesday and features a modest set of specs. You’ll find a 1.1GHz quad-core processor, a 3.2-inch 480 x 320-pixel display, 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, a 1,700mAh battery, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, support for LTE networks and burgundy/navy color options.
The phone might be a good option for the elderly who might live alone and could use added help during an emergency. For them, LG offers a Safety Care feature that will send “emergency alerts and real-time location to pre-selected contacts whenever the user needs immediate assistance.”
The Wine Smart will make its debut later this month in Italy, France, Poland, Spain, Kazakhstan, Japan and the U.K. Pricing wasn’t announced but it will likely vary by market.