LG as promised last month, on Tuesday announced it has started rolling out its LG X series smartphones globally. To recall LG introduced its X series smartphones, namely the X cam and the X screen, ahead of its MWC 2016 event last month. The South Korean tech giant says the handsets will first be made available in its home turf South Korea followed by other key markets including Europe, Latin America, and Asia. India-specific availability details of the devices are not yet known.
"What's appealing about the X screen and X cam is that each offers one great feature in a complete package that doesn't break the bank," said Juno Cho, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, in an e-mailed statement. "Starting with the X series, we're introducing the best in camera and display technology in a mass-tier device, something that has never been done before," he added.
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. It also features Animated Photo and Pop-out Picture features. 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.