LG on Monday introduced its new X-Series of smartphones which will be showcased at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016
in Barcelona. The first two models under the brand new X-Series are the X cam and X screen smartphones and they will be revealed
alongside the LG G5 at the February 22 event.
The new X-Series of smartphones will be launched in key markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America starting next month. We can expect LG to announce the pricing of the new X-Series of smartphones in March.
(Also see: LG X cam vs. LG X screen)
The South Korean company stresses that the new X-Series of smartphones will cater to customers who do not want all the high-end features of premium smartphone but still "desire a great camera as well as advanced display."
The company touts that the LG X cam sports dual cameras on the rear while features 3D bending glass which gives it curved finish on the front. The handset comes with a side profile of 5.2mm and weighs in at 118 grams.
The LG X screen, on the other hand, packs an "Always On" second screen which so far has been seen on LG's premium V10 smartphone. It's worth noting that LG is also rumoured to announce the G5 flagship featuring an "Always On" display.
The X screen features a 4.93-inch In-cell display with a screen resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The second screen sits right above the main display and sports a 1.76-inch second screen. The second screen will show notifications for apps, calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The second "Always On" display also allows users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone.
For specifications, the X cam features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) In-cell display; a 1.14GHz octa-core processor; 2GB of RAM; 16GB of inbuilt storage; packs a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel dual rear cameras, and also sports a 8-megapixel front camera. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow running LG X cam supports 4G LTE connectivity. The handset is backed by a 2520mAh battery. It measures 147.5x73.6x6.9mm and will be available in Titan Silver, White, Gold, and Pink Gold.
The X screen also features a 1.76-inch "Always On" LCD display with a screen resolution of 520x80 pixels. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor clubbed with a 2GB of RAM. It packs 16GB of inbuilt storage and is backed by a 2300mAh battery. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based handset measures 142.6x71.8x7.1mm and also supports 4G LTE connectivity. It will be available in Black , White, and Pink Gold colours.
Commenting on the launch, Juno Cho, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, "Everyone has a favourite smartphone feature. At LG, we think there's room for devices that do one thing very well and that customers shouldn't have to pay for features that they don't want. At the end of the day, we're committed to offering consumers more choices."