LG has just announced a new flip phone, the LG Folder 2. The phone is aimed at people who are on a tight budget and want a simple flip phone.
The LG Folder 2 sports two displays. There is a 2.8-inch QVGA primary display and a 0.9-inch monochrome secondary panel. The secondary panel is mainly meant to show text and call notifications.
Powered by the Snapdragon 210 SoC, the LG Folder 2 comes with just 1GB of RAM. This is coupled with 8GB of internal storage.
The LG Folder 2 sports an SOS Key and Hotkey buttons. The SOS Key sits on the back of the device, along with a 2MP primary camera. The Key lets you call a pre-registered number quickly. All you have to do is press it three times within 1.5 seconds. Along with the call, your phone then shares your location with the number via a text message.
The Hotkey is on the front of the device, just above the call button. With this button, you can summon AI voice service or start the call recording function. However, the availability of these functions depends on the carrier.
The LG Folder 2 supports 4G connectivity. It also supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The device is powered by a 1,470mAh battery.
This announcement comes at a time when many fans are looking forward to the LG Velvet, a device focused on design.
LG Folder 2 Price and Availability
The LG Folder 2 has a price tag of KRW198,000 (about $163) and will go on sale in South Korea from April 17. The phone is available in two color options – White and New Platinum Grey (translated from Korean).
At this time, there is no information as to if the LG Folder 2 will be available outside South Korea.