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The Return Of The Flip Phones: Past Meets Present Thanks To LG And Samsung

For those who don’t remember, once upon a time before the iPhones and Galaxy’s of this world, there was something called a flip phone that was the craze back then – I mean, if you didn’t have a flip phone you weren’t considered a cool kid. Well, Samsung and LG wants you to keep relishing those moments by ensuring the past meets the present in 2015.

LG and Samsung's Flip Phones

LG and Samsung’s Flip Phones


Yesterday, LG unveiled Gentle,  an android-powered OS in the body of a flip phone sporting some rather old aged specs.  The LG Gentle’s screen is 3.2 inches in size and offers a resolution of 320 x 480.  It is powered by a Snapdragon 210 chipset, a quad-core 1.1GHz CPU, an Adreno 304 GPU and also comes with a 1GB of RAM & a 4GB expandable internal memory.

LG and Samsung's Flip Phones

LG and Samsung’s Flip Phones

Don’t fret selfie addicts, you can still take a picture or two with the Gentle, though I can’t guarantee its quality – the LG Gentle would come with a 5MP rear-facing camera, and a o.3MP front-facing camera for selfies. Lastly, it would be powered with a 1700mAh battery that might even last longer than your current smartphone. Did I mention it comes with the Android Lollipop, yes it does!

LG and Samsung's Flip Phones

LG and Samsung’s Flip Phones

You can get LG’s Flip phone when it launches in South Korea for $170, approximately 39,000 naira in Nigeria, too much yeah?


In order not to feel left out, Samsung has also announced its own flip phone that might compete with LG’s Gentle. The successor of the Galaxy Folder (Samsung’s 2014 flip phone) comes with a 3.8-inch touchscreen that would run Android Lollipop and would feature a F2.2 aperture powered by a 1,800mAh battery.

According to SamMobile, you can get Samsung’s Flip phone around $250, that is like 57,500 naira in Nigeria… lol!

Samsung And LG's Flip Phones

Samsung And LG’s Flip Phones

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Even though these aren’t the first android powered flip phone, one can’t help but remember the good old days – who wouldn’t miss sassily snapping their phones open or closed or that  feeling of physically hanging up on someone especially when they are being incredibly frustrating.

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What say you? would you consider getting these flip phones from Samsung or LG despite their costs?

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10 comments on “The Return Of The Flip Phones: Past Meets Present Thanks To LG And Samsung

  1. titi says:

    Tufiakwa, *spits* no way in hell am I getting this, not even for my more, it should better stay in south korea.

  2. Sir Stevoe says:

    Lol overpriced devices! Not bad though.

  3. Samm says:

    Not a chance!

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Lol, I am guessing because of the price yeah?

  4. vjsmiles says:

    Like seriously will you buy this. Tobi? $250 for a samsung *iece of shit? Hell no!! And btw what is tufiakwa @ titi

  5. Kay says:

    Why the tufiakwa-ing…… Dunno about you folks, but I would love to get one of these….. 🙂

  6. vjsmiles says:

    Tufiakwa-ing? 😀

    Kay you are something else *laughing*

  7. Yusufsd says:

    Haha tufiakwa-ing? See how english words are created 8-). Am not a fan of flip phones at all.

  8. Daze says:

    Wouldn’t even get any of them if they were free sef, with the amount of “typing” I do on mobile, flip phones simply can’t cut it. They should have used the R&D money on android based phones with qwerty keypads,not to mention that Samsung should have just stylishly snuck tizen into their phone.

    Hey Tobi Ayeni:
    “Yesterday, LG unveiled Gentle, an android-powered OS in the body…..”
    Yesterday, LG unveiled “Gentle”, an android OS powered device in the body…..

  9. Tormund Giantsbane says:

    I would love to get one. I like flip/slide phones.

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