New LG X series to be unveiled at MWC

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.


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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X screen
  • Display 4.9" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
X cam
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 1140 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(6.83h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 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.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

3. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Ugly @@

4. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

5. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

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

6. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

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

7. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 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

8. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

9. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 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

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

no. subtle design and different material make much difference.

10. celinedion

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 19, 2016

Wait, it's odinuclun!!!

11. Sdiq572

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 26, 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

12. surethom

Posts: 1561; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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

13. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Interesting for sure.

14. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

16. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 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! GO LG GO.!

17. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

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

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

mid end phone at 16 gb are fine ( before they where at 8 gb lol ) high end at 16 gb is a joke.

18. shield

Posts: 785; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

19. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 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!

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2526; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

21. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

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

24. ConySalmon

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

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