LG’s dual-screen Doubleplay / Flip II leaks in new promo shots

October 12, 2011

The beautiful thing about Android is that its software flexibility allows manufacturers to try out all sorts of interesting form factors. We spotted a new one in the Flip II, which we know is headed for T-Mobile thanks to a leaked roadmap. New press shots show the phone in its dual-screen glory and sporting a new manufacturer designation, the LG Doubleplay.

Unlike the Kyocera Echo, the Doubleplay's secondary screen is a smaller one sitting on the slide-out keyboard. From the photos it looks like it's about 1.5 inches diagonally, with perhaps a 240 x 180 resolution (just a guess based on the 480 x 320 main display). So far we've only seen what look like app shortcuts on the smaller screen, flanked by a thumb-friendly split keyboard. While an Echo-style dual screen APK is certainly possible, it isn't all that likely, as the hardware looks decidedly mid-range. If you look closely on the photo above, you can see a 5-megapixel rear camera, and the software appears to be 2.3 Gingerbread with some LG customizations.

The T-Mobile branded version of the Doubleplay is called the Flip II, though that phone has a more muted color scheme. According to the latest leaked plans from the carrier, it'll be available on November 2nd for $149.99 on a 2-year contract. The device will feature HSPA+ bands for T-Mobile's "4G" network. Expect an official announcement soon, as other devices like the LG myTouch and myTouch Q have already had official press debuts.

[via Android Guys]

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  • Anonymous

    lets see how good this sells 

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      or bad lol

      • Anonymous

        i know right lol