LG brings back vintage flip phone design with new Wine Smart phone
Back in November of last year, we stumbled across leaked images and specifications of a flip phone that Samsung was supposed to launch. It featured a glass and metal body like the Galaxy S series phones, and one of the glass displays curved towards the edges, giving it a premium and stylish look. The device also featured a prominent home button below the hinge followed by user-friendly physical keypads which looked quite comfortable to the eye.
Earlier today, Sammobile came across a couple of leaked promotional images of the Galaxy Folder 2, Samsung's new flip phone which the company may launch in China first. The images appeared in Weibo, the Chinese social networking platform, and revealed a gold-coloured flip phone with a large home button below the hinge surrounded by a touch pad which buyers may use to browse through apps and folders.
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The new flip phone is slated to feature 8GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz processor which puts it in a category of most budget phones in terms of performance. The phone may also feature 5-MP and 2-MP cameras, a 2,000 mAh battery, a MicroSD slot and may run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS one launched.
While we don't expect many people to go for flip phones over cheaper smartphones with larger displays, the phone may compete with LG's Wine Smart flip phone which launched last year in the UK and featured a 3.2-inch display, 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal storage, a 1.1GHz Quad-Core chip, a 3MP rear camera, a VGA primary camera and a 1,700 mAh battery. Specifications-wise, Samsung's offering is in every respect an upgrade over the Wine Smart flip phone but it is very unlikely that the Galaxy Folder 2 will arrive in the UK this year.