Looking for a new smartphone that’s a bit different than the big slabs that we’re used to seeing? Enter the LG Gentle.
LG’s newest Android phone offers a flip form factor, something that we haven’t seen much of in recent years. The Gentle runs Android 5.1 on a 3.2-inch touchscreen and offers 4GB of storage, a microSD slot, 3-megapixel rear and VGA front cameras, and 4G LTE connectivity. It’s also packing 1GB of RAM, a 1.1GHz quad-core processor, and a removable 1700mAh battery.
In addition to those traditional specs, LG has included some extra goodies to make the Gentle easier to use. Those include a soft, rounded body, a large keypad, a dedicated camera button, and a “Q” button to launch specified apps.
The LG Gentle will cost ₩200,000, which is around $171 USD. That low cost isn’t terribly surprising considering the Gentle’s modest spec list, but hey, the Gentle does have both a microSD slot and a removable battery, which is a combination lacking from some recent flagship smartphones.
The Gentle is an interesting smartphone, running Android 5.1 and offering dedicated Android navigation buttons, all in a flip phone form factor. Unfortunately, it’s likely to be released in just a few countries, as these devices don’t have quite the widespread appeal as smartphones with a more traditional form factor.