LG goes official with four new X-series smartphones: X power, X mach, X style, and X max

OnePlus may be returning to its roots this year, choosing not to deliver a new mid-range option in favor of a flagship-only lineup, but it's the exception that proves the rule: whether you're Apple with its iPhone SE, or Motorola with its latest Moto G handsets, phones that are one or two steps removed from the flagship tier are still a major part of many manufacturers' lineups. Now LG is bringing us word of four of its latest mid-range options, as the company formally announces the X power, X mach, X style, and X max.

LG got this new X series rolling back in February with the announcement of the dual-rear-camera LG X cam and the LG X screen with its secondary display. Then just a couple weeks back we spotted the company showing off two additional models, the LG X power and LG X style. We got an early look at their hardware at the time, and today LG formally welcomes them as part of what it's calling the “2nd wave of the LG X series.”

To refresh your memory, the LG X power is a 5.3-incher that offers a big 4,100 mAh battery, while the LG X style is a 5.0-inch model with a slim build and low price.

But today we're most interested in learning about the two X-series phones that are all new to us, the X mach and X max.

The LG X mach earns its speedy name with support for high-bandwidth LTE Cat. 9 3CA connectivity. While it's not quite a flagship, the specs are right up there with some of the best-equipped phones around, including a 5.5-inch quad-HD 1,440 x 2,560 display and a camera with big 1.55μm pixels – that's the same size as the HTC 10's UltraPixel camera.

The LG X max, meanwhile, is firmly in phablet territory. Well, at least we think it is, with the manufacturer describing it as offering “a large display for an enhanced viewing experience,” and since we're already talking about 5.0 and 5.3-inch models, this guy obviously comes in somewhere larger. Precisely how much larger, though, is still a mystery, with LG not quite ready to come through with a detailed hardware rundown.

Those details sound like they'll be arriving soon enough, though, as LG promises more specifics on its new X phones – including all-important pricing and release-date info – as it starts getting ready to bring these phones to markets around the globe.

source: LG

Related phones

X Power (International)
  • Display 5.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh(8h talk time)
X Mach
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(10h 3G talk time)



1. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

More crap strategy to sell phones in disguise of other flagships with similar sounding names. LG seems to have lost the momentum and ideas that they seems to have shown during G3 success time.

2. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011


3. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Same old phones? Different body and name?

4. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

LG is clearly in the middle of another "mediocre garbage" phase right now. Making ugly uninspired phones. Well the only consolation is that we've always seen them come back and slip into a 2-3 year "sheer brilliance" phase. They've been doing this back-and-forth dance since way before the smartphone boom.I hope that next brilliance phase won't be too far away.

5. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

What about the v10? Awesome phone imo.

6. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I agree they gave up on the device too soon. Smh I remember loving my G2. Ever since that I haven't seen anything from them that would make me buy a LG

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

last year its launched on october, dont lost your hope yet, lol

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Bring a sequel to the V10. Keep the buttons on rear. Don't G5 it up. Terrible design.

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

X style. Incoming lawsuit.

9. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

too many companies with phones called X.

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Maybe X-Men have something to do with it

10. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

We're getting x'ed by th these phone companies.

12. Azonx8472

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Cant LG just focus on one really great flagship instead of releasing 4 of them???

19. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

Everyone cannot afford a flagship. They might be able to afford one of these 4.

13. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm waiting for a V10 follow up minus the second screen and a more manageable 5.3" screen for factor with Snap820 and a new 20no camera with a larger sensor and pixels. Keep the same awesome manual controls and improve on OIS and that ladies and gentlemen is the phone I would settle down with for 2-3 years. For now, loving my V10.

14. Elfmonster unregistered

The more options the better.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that X Mach is their backup flagship since G5 is a failure, lol

17. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

They should just bring out a 2016 G4 that doesn't suffer from BootLoop problems. The G4 is cheap as these day. If it wasn't for its problems is get one.

23. dunni88

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

I agree completely. When the G4 came out I had it pegged as my next phone. Removeable battery and microSD with a great camera and a nice looking screen sounded perfect to me. I'm not going to put up with poor reliability though, so if they can't control their quality I'm not going to be a buyer. It's really too bad because with their terrible sales they don't put any pressure on the other manufacturers to keep a removable battery around.

18. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

They should just bring out a 2016 G4 that doesn't suffer from BootLoop problems. The G4 is cheap as these day. If it wasn't for its problems is get one.

20. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

I just want a X phone with vr and illimited dorcel aha!

21. Tomgabriele

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

The X Mach, with three blades for triple the closeness. Coming soon, the X Box, designed with stylish hard angles

24. dunni88

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

The Mach X with 10 blades.

22. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

How about LG XXX series? Or LG Bling series?

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