20 May 2020
LG has launched a new budget smartphone named LG Folder 2 in South Korea. The unique thing about the phone is that it features a flip-phone design. It further has dual displays where the secondary display is a tiny one to help users check important alerts and data without having flip open the device every time.
The main display on the LG Folder 2 is only 2.8-inches in size with QVGA resolution (240 x 320 pixels). It is a color display, unlike the outer 0.9-inch display which is a monochrome panel. It is primarily meant for showing current date and time along with notifications related to texts, emails, incoming calls, and missed calls.
The entry-level smartphone features Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage with an option to add a microSD card for extra space. The phone has a single 2-megapixel camera on the back panel with no front camera for selfies. The whole package is powered by a 1,470mAh battery and it runs Android OS out of the box. It also offers 4G LTE network for reliable internet connection.
LG ha equipped Folder 2 with a physical T9-styled keyboard that we usually see with feature phones. There is a dedicated SOS key available at the back and near the rear camera. Pressing it three times within 1.5 seconds will result in a call being made to the pre-registered mobile phone number. It further shares the user's current location to that number via a text message.
The LG Folder 2 flip phone has been priced at KRW 198,000 i.e. about $160. It will be available for purchase starting April 17th with an option to choose from White and New Platinum Grey color options.