LG is no stranger to unique smartphone features, releasing products like the LG G Flex and its curved display and the LG G2 with its rear-mounted buttons. Today LG continued that trend of interesting products with the debut of the Wine Smart.
The LG Wine Smart is a flip phone that runs Android 4.4 on a 3.5-inch 480×320 display. The bottom half of the unit features a combination of a traditional flip phone button layout and some Android navigation keys, including Back and Home buttons.
LG says that the Wine Smart is targeted at elderly wireless users. The phone features a high-powered rear speaker and the ability to send out its location information if the device goes unused for an extended period of time.
When it comes to its “regular” smartphone features, the LG Wine Smart offers an 8-megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing shooter, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage and a microSD card slot. It’s also got 4G LTE connectivity, FM radio and a removable 1700mAh battery.
LG is certainly not the first company to offer an Android-powered flip phone, but such devices are still uncommon. While the Wine Smart likely won’t appeal to a power user, I could see it being good for someone that prefers the tried and true flip phone form factor, especially if they’ve been using those dumb phones for any length of time.