LG Ice Cream Smart: A Flip Phone with Smart Guts

When was the last time you saw a smartphone with a flip cover? You know, like the Motorola Razr from almost a decade ago? Flip phones were all the rage once upon a time. And now LG is bringing them back to the masses.

Enter LG’s Ice Cream Smart, a clam-shell phone with some ‘smarts’ thrown in. It’s a smartphone that is equal parts modern and equal parts retro. The phone comes with a touch screen display AND a physical keypad. If you miss the feeling of composing those SMSes on a bunch of physical buttons, then the LG Ice Cream Smart is the phone to get.

If you loved flip phones, chances are LG’s Ice Cream Smart will be right up your alley

Barring the confused name of this phone, LG has made this phone for people who miss the open-and-shut feeling that old clamshell phones had. The phone makes a recognizable ‘fwap’ sound as you close the flip cover on the phone, serving as a reminder of how flip phones were popular once upon a time. The aesthetics and the way a flip phone handles makes a good case for those who want nostalgia to

LG will be bringing this phone in a variety of colors. LG calls their color choices as the “ever popular emotional pastel-tone colors.” So expect soft and subdued colors on these phones. This is a far cry from the flashy bright colors seen in the Microsoft Lumia series of smartphones.

The LG Ice Cream Smart comes with a physical keyboard and a touch screen

Currently, its slated to be released in Korean markets only. However, as we’ve seen with the Samsung Galaxy S series, it’s only a matter of time before Korean variants of this phone model will make its way to Pakistani shores.

So what do you think? Is there a market for smart flip phones or will they prove to be a short term gimmick? Should other manufacturers follow suit and bring out flip phones to the masses? It sure would be intriguing to see HTC making its own by customizing the industrial design it uses for the HTC One.

Samir heads the sponsored content department at ProPakistani. He also looks after the Life section.

  • Ahmed Habib

    The girl in picture will be free with the phone? ;-)

    • Ahmed Habib

      Nevermind :-)

      • Bilal Iqbal

        Visa lgwana pary ga… ;)

        • Fayz Ali

          She might be alot more older than she looks

          • Bilal Iqbal

            Yai to hy..but bachy ko shoq hy…pura krny do…. :p

            • Munaeem Jamal

              My thumb impression has failed to verify because NADRA did not used to take thumbs in 2004.

            • Munaeem Jamal

              We all know how data entry was conducted in site offices in Karachi, Sargodha. NSRCs were in their early states. There were hundreds of bugs in your FTRC application.

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    @Samir_Yawar Wah Wah aap ka article parh ka yaad aaya hai k “Tum meri Nargis ho, Sundas ho, Shabnam ho, Hina ho….”

    • Ghulam.e.Ahmed

      Shaikh sahib to ” TUN ” ho gaey… :)

  • Muhammad Tayyeb

    I’d buy one. BTW are there any similar phones in market right now?