LG Launches Enact Smartphone With Physical Sliding Keyboard

Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2013 - 06:58 PM |
Tagged: verizon, smartphone, physical keyboard, LG, enact, Android

LG recently launched a new slider smartphone called the Enact on the US Verizon network. The new smartphone pairs low-to-midrange hardware with a physical keyboard and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The LG Enact measures 4.37” x 2.06” x 0.62” and weighs 5.99 ounces. A black chassis surrounds a 4” touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 400 and front-facing VGA webcam. A physical keyboard slides out from the left side of the phone and a 5MP camera (with auto-focus) is located on the back of the smartphone along with a LED flash. The keyboard’s five row layout includes full qwerty and a top number row along with arrow keys in the bottom-right corner.

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Internal specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8930 SoC, 8GB of internal storage, wireless radios, and a 2,460 mAH Li-ion battery. The MSM8930 SoC includes a dual core ARM CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and a Adreno 305 GPU. Wireless functionality includes 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. The smartphone runs Android 4.1.2.

The LG Enact has a full retail price of $349.99, and a subsidized price of $19.99 with a 2 year contract through the Verizon website. The smartphone has modest specifications and an older version of Google’s mobile operating system, but it does offer up a physical keyboard and is the latest in an increasingly rare product type.

 

Source: Verizon
August 22, 2013 | 09:21 PM - Posted by chad (not verified)

LG has been a great friend for a long time and looking forward to the new products

August 23, 2013 | 10:53 AM - Posted by YTech

Nice model. Not sure when the Canadian Carriers will get these. I'm happy to see the sliding keyboard coming out again. The price is still pretty high.

If it has Android 4.0+, it's good enough for me as a latest Google OS. Our Carriers still sell plenty of Android 2.0 OS.

August 25, 2013 | 09:10 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Oh wow, Android 2.x is ancient--my Infuse never did get the update from Gingerbread iirc :/

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