If you thought that flip-phones are so 2000, then think again. Last year we saw the revamped Motorola Razr, and it successfully brought up some nostalgic feeling. Now, LG has decided to tap into the same market as they have launched the new LG Folder 2. No, it’s not some foldable all-screen smartphone, rather it looks much more of a retro device with smart features. And according to the company, it is designed for people on a tight budget who require a phone that’s easy to use.
LG Folder 2 Overview
Let’s jump into what this device has for offer. It has a 2.8-inch QVGA screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. There’s a secondary 0.9-inch screen on the lid, which will display notifications for text, calls, battery life, signal strength and time. This secondary screen is a monochrome panel.
A great feature of this device is the SOS key that is placed on the back beside the 2MP camera. This key allows you to pre-register a number that you’d want to contact in case of an emergency. All you’d have to do is press the button three times in quick succession within 1.5 seconds. And other than connecting you to the number, it also shares your with the number through a text message.
There’s another useful Hotkey upfront too. It’s placed right above the call button and can be used for AI voice service. This service basically allows you to ask questions about weather, time, simple calculations and so on. Moreover, LG Folder 2 also has a data security lock function that helps prevent unintentional data charges.
Under the hood, it has Snapdragon 210 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. Furthermore, there’s a microSD slot that allows you to expand the memory up to 32GB. The device supports 4G, Wi-Fi, and GPS. And power-wise, it has a 1470mAh battery inside.
- Display: 2.8″ IPS LCD screen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution
- Main Camera:2MP
- Processor: Quad-core 28 nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
- GPU: Adreno 304
- RAM: 1 GB
- Storage: 8GB onboard, expandable
- Battery: 1470 mAh
- Colors: White, Platinum Gray
LG Folder 2 Price and Availability
The device will go on sale from April 17 and for now, it will only be available in South Korea. As far as the pricing is concerned, the LG Folder 2 will cost $160. As of now, there’s no information about the international availability of the device. Overall, this looks like a good device that mixes nostalgia and smart features just fine. However, I feel that the pricing could have been a bit less considering the offered specs. Because, you see the device more or less resembles the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2. And that one offered more, albeit at a slightly more price. So, pricing-wise, this phone is not convincing at all.