Rugged LG X venture launches this week on AT&T featuring carrier's "largest smartphone battery"

AT&T today surprised us by announcing a brand new rugged smartphone made by LG. Called LG X venture, the new handset will be available in the US later this week as an AT&T-exclusive product.

The LG X venture is built around a metal frame, offering what AT&T calls a "non-slip design" - the rugged texture on the back certainly reminds us of the LG V10 (an older rugged smartphone that AT&T released in 2015). The new LG phone is IP68-certified for dust- and water-resistance, so it should be able to survive under water up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. Furthermore, the handset complies with the MIL-STD 810G standard, thus being shock-resistant. 

Running Android Nougat, the X venture sports a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display, and packs "the largest smartphone battery in the AT&T lineup." AT&T did not reveal the exact battery capacity, but it said that the battery supports quick charging, and can go from 0 to 100% in less than 2 hours.

Other known features of the LG X venture - pictured above - include a 16 MP rear camera with flash, a 5 MP selfie camera, and 32 GB of internal memory. You're also getting stuff like push-to-talk capabilities, barometer, compass, and flashlight - perfect for outdoor adventures.

The LG X venture will be available to purchase on AT&T Next starting May 26 (Friday) for $11 per month for 30 months. This means the smartphone should cost around $330 outright, which sounds pretty tempting to us. What do you say?

Update: We now know that the battery inside the LG X venture is a 4,100 mAh one. Moreover, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor, and has 2 GB of RAM.

source: AT&T



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The lockscreen style of this rugged LG X venture screams "Galaxy S6".

2. shield

Posts: 889; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Next LG V30 4100mAh Pls LG.

3. leedy3 unregistered

Galaxy s4 rugged edition.

4. Greenmule

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

so, since LG has the exclusive on AT&T, do you think that means that the G8 active will be non-exclusive?

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2519; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

That's not how it works. The carrier is the one who tries to get exclusive devices from a manufacturer, not the other way around. Carriers can have multiple exclusive devices from a variety of manufacturers. Also, this is a low-end device while the S8 active would be marketed at the premium end. Therefore, both could coexist and attract separate consumers.

6. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

is this Micro USB or Type-C?

7. Furbal unregistered

throw a 625 in that then its a deal

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