lg_ice_cream_smart_flip_phone_upleaksLG has been making waves lately with the release of their LG G-series of Android smartphones. These phones pack big displays and pretty amazing hardware, but it seems that LG could be thinking about going back to the good old days of the flip phone, assuming of course a recent leak is to be believed.

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@upleaks has recently revealed an image of an upcoming LG Android smartphone in the form of the LG Ice Cream Smat, and based on the image it is that of a flip phone design. Now the design itself looks rather old and there’s nothing sleek or attractive about it, and the image of Android could have just as easily been photoshopped so do take it with a grain of salt for now.

That being said, LG did release an Ice Cream phone back in 2008, so presumably this would be the Android-powered version of that phone. It is possible that this phone could be designed for emerging markets where such devices are still popular. For example Samsung has released Android flip phones for markets such as China in the past.

Sharp themselves have also been releasing flip phones for the Japanese market, and admittedly both companies have come up with much more attractive designs. In any case this image should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Is this an actual device or could it be a fake?

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