LG X Power launched in Canada: large battery, accessible price

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LG X Power launched in Canada: large battery, accessible price
Last month, LG officially announced four new X series smartphones: X Power, X Mach, X Style, and X Max. The X Power is particularly interesting, and it's now available in Canada - which might mean it'll soon be released in the US, too.

Why is the LG X Power interesting? Well, it's because this is LG's first modern smartphone to come with a battery larger than 4,000 mAh. More exactly, the handset packs a 4,100 mAh battery, which likely offers a usage time of about 2 days (LG doesn't specifically say how much the battery lasts). Thanks to Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, the battery can be charged from 0% to 100% in 2.3 hours. Moreover, if you have an X Power, you'll be able to charge other phones or devices from its battery (via USB).

Impressive battery aside, the LG X Power doesn't offer any exciting features, but that's why its price isn't too high. The handset is 7.9 mm thin, sports a 5.3-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Also on board are LTE connectivity, an 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The new smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and we assume it will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat at some point.

In Canada, LG is currently selling the X Power (model number LGK210) via Wind Mobile, Koodo Mobile, and Videotron, for prices starting at $240 off contract. That's the price in Canadian dollars, so the X Power could cost under $200 US dollars when (and if) it's going to be released stateside. What do you say, is this phone worth around $200?


sources: Wind Mobile, Koodo Mobile, Videotron via Mobile Syrup

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