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New LG X series to be unveiled at MWC

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At left, the LG X cam and at right, the LG X screen

At left, the LG X cam and at right, the LG X screen

LG has announced that in addition to its new LG G5 flagship, it will unveil two new mid-range models at MWC next week. The models will be called the LG X cam and the LG X screen. While the devices will have some of the features found on LG's high-end handsets, they are designed "for customers who do not want or need all the bells and whistles that come with today's high-end phones."

The LG X cam features a 5.2-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. An octa-core 1.14GHz CPU powers the phone. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage. This model sports two rear-facing cameras. One is 13MP while the other is 5MP. A front-facing 8MP camera takes selfies and handles video chats. A 2520mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The LG X cam is extremely light, weighing only 118 grams, and has an "elegant curved finish on the front." The handset's thickness ranges from 5.2mm to 6.9mm. It will be offered in Titan Silver, White, Gold and Pink Gold.

The LG X screen features a 4.93-inch In-cell main screen with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. A 1.76-inch secondary screen is on top and shows notifications, time, weather and battery status without having to turn on the phone. Users will be also able to access their favorite apps from the screen. This is similar to the secondary screen found on the LG V10, and is rumored to be included with the LG G5. A quad-core 1.2GHz CPU drives the model, which features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Keeping the generator humming is a 2300mAh battery, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. This model will be offered in Black, White and Pink Gold.

"Everyone has a favorite smartphone feature. At LG, we think there's room for devices that do one thing very well and that customers shouldn't have to pay for features that they don't want. At the end of the day, we're committed to offering consumers more choices."-Juno Cho, president and CEO, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

Both phones will be officially introduced on February 22nd, the day after the LG G5 event, and will launch next month in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

source: LG

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posted on 14 Feb 2016, 21:02

1. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)

Very interesting. I like that LG is bringing one of the stand out features of the V10 to the less expensive mid-range for people who want the high end features for a fraction of the cost. And I'm sure the dual camera setup will also be appreciated if the performance of them is anything similar to what LG's been putting out with their flagships.

I'll be keeping my eye on these, for sure.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 21:21

2. ibend (Posts: 6613; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)

front camera look ugly, at least make it look bigger like other phone.. (I hope its not the official render)
hope they found a way to increase battery life :D

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 21:33 3

3. readreadz (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)

Ugly @@

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 21:36 1

4. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Cam and Screen are just placeholder names right? ...Right?!?

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 22:15 2

5. artificialintelligence (Posts: 160; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)

this is how you make a mid range phone nicely done LG

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 23:08 2

6. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)

Awsome LG.Keep it up..knowing LG reputation on screens and cameras these 2 phones will bring something great to a cheaper price.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 23:20

7. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)

I don't get why the cam model has a better screen than the one advertised for its screen alongside a seemingly weaker processor. I'll admit, these are interesting midrangers still

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 00:40 1

8. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)

So now it's clear for lg g5. No dual screen. No power and volume rear button. No removable battery like this one. No dual front camera. Slim. 2.5d glass. Light. Maybe with super slim stainless steel frame and magnesium case. Equal amount of on curvier top bottom bezel. Antenna strip. Dual size version. Camera hump. Metallic accent styled. No oled.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 01:13

9. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)

X cam is much bigger than g2! That slimness is a pain with that length and height! Smaller battery for 3 bigger cameras can be minimized, since they will pop out. The power and volume button on the side is bad at 5.2mm! Is it quantum IPS or same panel like lg nexus 5x?
And why k series is like a thrown left over from last year to be together with this! you want to market different design with changing description of good design? It looks like galaxy s2, which looks like iPhone 4, which looks like old Prada. G5 will look like galaxy s4, which looks like new iPhone. I cry

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 03:43

15. medtxa (Posts: 1322; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

no. subtle design and different material make much difference.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 01:23

10. celinedion (Posts: 44; Member since: 19 Jan 2016)

Wait, it's odinuclun!!!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 01:25

11. Sdiq572 (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)

It is only me that see that is on the display is 18 February 2016 or what?
So, it will announce on 18 Feb, 3 day before the G5

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 02:10 2

12. surethom (Posts: 916; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

No no no it 2016 NO phone should have 16gb storage 32gb minimum.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 15:10

22. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

Low or mid end can start at 16 gb.

High end at 16 gb is a joke on the other hand but we all know next iphone 7 will start at 16 gb right? :P

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 02:23

13. B-power (Posts: 255; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)

Interesting for sure.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 03:40

14. medtxa (Posts: 1322; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

lg x cam is impresive with the light weight and thinnes. lg x screen is the worst idea just like lg v10.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:16

16. shield (Posts: 489; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)

Why Samsung has also lightened version s6 edge to people who do not have enough money to try the edge This is clear proof that Samsung cough on people and the LG NO!


posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:34

17. shield (Posts: 489; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)

Surethom so explain to me why the A5 and A7 2016 has only 16 gigabytes int. memory?

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 15:11

23. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

mid end phone at 16 gb are fine ( before they where at 8 gb lol )

high end at 16 gb is a joke.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:37

18. shield (Posts: 489; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)

LG X Screen is very similar LG Optimus Ghttp://www.phonearena.com/phones/LG-Optimus-G_id7458/photos?image=37997

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 05:53

19. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 348; Member since: 30 May 2014)

This is a real midranger from LG! Very nice specs!. but does these 2 phones habe sd card slot? Because some articles says it doesn't have sd card slot. That 8mp front cam and dual rear cam for a midranger is great!

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 07:22 1

20. jellmoo (Posts: 1973; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

Price will be everything here. There are too many solid low cost options for these to come in with a high price tag.

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 09:05

21. Coconut00 (Posts: 485; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)

Exactly. LG tends to ridiculously overprice their midrangers, like the LG G Vista 2 (Snapdragon 617 for $449).

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 00:46 1

24. ConySalmon (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

X cam is looks like a Note 2 w/o home button...

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