LTE- FLIP PHONE
Verizon just launched its first LTE-only flip phone.
Verizon released a new, dumb flip phone. Called the LG Exalt LTE, it only connects to Verizon’s 4G LTE network — that means no 3G network option for phone calls. This is a first for the company across all its devices, not just flip phones. I’m not entirely sure who the modern market is for this phone, or for dumb flip phones in general. Maybe people who are tired of the internet constantly feeding them bad news and negatively impacting their mental health?
Its specs underline that it’s definitely not something for those expecting everything an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S8 can offer. The Exalt has an unnamed 1.1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3-inch WQVGA screen, a 5-megapixel camera, text-to-speech function, up to six hours of battery life, 8GB of storage and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. For people who just want a phone that makes clear voice calls, though, it could be more than enough. Since its calls go through Verizon’s LTE network, it takes advantage of the carrier’s HD Voice feature that delivers high-resolution sound.
LG’s Exalt LTE is available from Verizon’s website right now for $7 a month for two years or $168 up front. If it successfully entices feature phone lovers into upgrading, then the carrier can finally dedicate its CDMA network to powering internet of things devices.
PRICE RANGING FROM 7000 TO 8000.
It’s not often that we talk about a basic flip phone around these parts. With smartphones available at almost any price point, it seems sort of silly to even consider a dumb or basic phone at this point. And today, that won’t change as we talk about the newly released LG Exalt LTE that is now available at Verizon.
The LG Exalt LTE is important because – as far as we can tell – this is Verizon’s first LTE-only phone. When I say “LTE-only,” I’m talking about the fact that this phone only connects to Verizon’s LTE network, not their 3G CDMA network. If anything, it’s the company’s first 4G LTE dumb phone. That’s kind of a big deal.
Moves like this are signs of the future. Verizon’s CDMA network is on the way.