LG goes official with four new X-series smartphones: X power, X mach, X style, and X max
posted by Stephen S. / Jun 16, 2016, 11:59 AM
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.”
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.
- 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)
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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.
posted on Jun 16, 2016, 12:59 PM 2
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What about the v10? Awesome phone imo.
posted on Jun 16, 2016, 1:15 PM 1
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Cant LG just focus on one really great flagship instead of releasing 4 of them???
posted on Jun 16, 2016, 1:51 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 16, 2016, 3:32 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 16, 2016, 4:38 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jun 20, 2016, 9:47 AM 0
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The X Mach, with three blades for triple the closeness. Coming soon, the X Box, designed with stylish hard angles
posted on Jun 17, 2016, 7:41 AM 0
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