Long before the smartphone became commonplace, flip phones reigned supreme. Now almost extinct, every so often a prominent electronics maker quietly releases one in select markets. Keeping this tradition going, LG recently announced a blast from the past, a brand new flip phone called the Wine Smart, which surprisingly runs Android 4.4. KitKat.

Despite its retro design, the Wine Smart packs some fairly modern specs. Likely targeting casual mobile phone users, LG’s new flip phone features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an almost abysmal 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display. While this simplified handset won’t be brought up in the same conversation as LG’s current flagship smartphone, it might be appealing to parents looking for a basic mobile phone to keep tabs on their small child.

(via LG)

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