Clamshell smartphone that was popular a few years ago is now revived by LG. South Korean company introduced the "flip phone" Android, the LG Wine Smart, Sunday (09/21/2014).
LG Smart Wine is designed for users of the middle class and the elderly which are still getting used to the physical keyboard numerical model, the direction navigation button, menu, home, back, and cameras.
Interestingly, there are features of "Safe Keeper" function to send an emergency message to a telephone number or a number of other close relatives which were selected. This feature will be activated automatically when the Wine Smart is not used for a certain time. Emergency information that is sent, among others, the current position of the phone or when last used.
Other physical buttons found in the LG Wine Smart is a special key to access the instant messaging service KakaoTalk. As quoted from AndroidCommunity, KakaoTalk is very popular in South Korea and widely used even by the elderly.
The combination of flip model, emergency messaging features, and KakaoTalk make the LG Wine Smart really focus on the user to use among the elderly.
From the hardware side, the LG Wine Smart uses a quad-core 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal memory which can be expanded via the SD card.
LG Wine Smart has 3.5 inch screen with a resolution of 480x320. Although the shape of the fold, the LG Wine Smart is still equipped with two cameras, 8 MP rear and VGA front. 1700 mAh battery of this Kitkat Android phone can be removed and replaced easily. LG Wine Smart will first be available in the South Korean market from 26 of September. The company has not revealed the information about the price and availability in the global market.