Ice Cream Smart: LG Brings Back the Clamshell Phone

Before smartphones grew in new sizes, the mobile phone manufacturers fought a fierce battle to the smallest device. It was a reasonable compromise between usable buttons size to create a sufficiently large display and a possible small enclosure. Most devices of either slider (slider) or folding mobile phones were for a time. After the first rumors, it’s now official: LG brings back the hinge principle for mobile phones, the newly introduced ice cream is an Android clamshell smart. Who hopes on high end equipment but is likely disappointed.


At first glance, the ice cream looks smart like ordinary clamshell, it might have come from the year 2006 T9 keyboard included. Only on closer inspection the hardware buttons of Android devices are back, home, and the menu button. In addition, the device has a key, which, the popular in Korea kakaotalk Messenger start can be. According to the announcement on lgs website but also with any any Messenger or another app to demonstrate the button let. The somewhat dusty Android serves 4.4 Kit Kat, which LG has turned over its user interface known as the LG G3 as operating system.

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Technically unspectacular

That apart from the classic form factor smart rather unspectacular fails ice cream. It has a quad-core processor with 1.2 ghz clock rate per unit and 1 gigabyte of RAM. As data storage are meager 8 gigabytes available, capacity microsd card up to 32 GB can be retrofitted. After all, 3.5-inch large display is with a resolution of 480 x 320 anything other than contemporary: Apple’s iphone 4 is provided with four times as many pixels before about 5 years for the same size. The cameras are average with 8 Megapixels and VGA resolution front rather underpowered. After all, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and even an FM radio on board are

Smarter successor

Already in 2010, LG had distributed a clamshell phone named ice cream in selected markets. If now the smart version finds buyer, must show up. So far, it is not known whether LG cream will provide the ice smart also outside the Korean homeland. An official price is missing as well.

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LG Ice Cream Smart goes official, brings back clamshell …

LG Ice Cream Smart goes official, brings back clamshell ...