Entry-level LG X5 and LG X skin now official in South Korea: humble specs, generic design


It looks like LG is trying to "drown" the Korean market in mid-range phones in order to make it up for the LG G5's reportedly disappointing, lackluster sales. Oh well.

Its wide X series of smartphones, which consists of the LG X cam, LG X screen, LG X power, LG X mach, LG X max, and LG X style (X skin), just grew in size. The newest additions to the lineup are called the LG X5 and the LG X skin. It seems that these two, like many of their X peers, will be sold in South Korea for the time being. 

Both are entry-level devices that boast modest specs and mostly generic design. Here are the specs at a glance:

LG X5LG X skin
Chipset1.3 GHz quad-core1.3 GHz quad-core
Display5.5", 720 x 1280 resolution5", 720 x 1280 resolution
Memory16GB + microSD card slot16GB + microSD card slot
RAM2GB RAM1.5GB RAM
Camera13MP rear / 5MP front8MP rear / 5MP front
ConnectivityLTE, NFC, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n)LTE, NFC, USB 2.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n)
OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0
Battery2,800mAh2,100mAh
Price KRW 200,000 (~$175)KRW 231,000 (~$200)

As you can clearly see, we are dealing with mostly entry-level devices that still have some welcome features, like LTE support, a microSD card slot that allows easy memory expansion, and finally, relatively affordable price. Well, that will be true for South Korea at least, as the phones are being launched locally and LG has shared no intentions of releasing them in other markets. 

Well, we suppose that certain Asian markets will eventually get the chance to put the newcomers on the shelves. If the LG X5 and X skin arrive in the West, their prices will most certainly be a bit higher so as to address the various fees and import taxes. 

Would you get one if you were presented with the chance? Chime in the comments section and let us all know!


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