LG has unveiled the Ice Cream Smart, its second ever smartphone to rock the age-old clamshell design.
A clear throwback to yesteryear's mobile-dom, LG has dragged the classic clamshell kicking and screaming into the new decade thanks to a contemporary spec sheet.
The Ice Cream Smart is technically a successor to LG’s KF350 of 2008, but this signals a slightly unwieldy seven-year release cycle for clamshell blowers.
So what do you get in LG’s latest hinge-toting smartphone? For starters, you’ll be viewing content on a slightly underwhelming 3.5-inch HVGA display, running a 320 x 480 resolution.
At its heart lies a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, most probably a Snapdragon 400, as well as 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of built-in storage.
You’ll also get 4G/LTE connectivity, as well as more typical connections like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and micro-USB.
The rear camera sensor measures up at 8-megapixels, while the front-facing shooter is listed as VGA.
All of this is juiced by a 1700mAh li-ion battery. That might sound small, but the teeny display isn’t likely to drain the charge down too quickly.
Right, how much will this vintage snap-phone cost you? It’s currently listed at around $277, which equates to roughly £180.
Unfortunately, there’s no telling whether the clamshell tech will be coming to the UK any time soon. Stay tuned.