With the 2016 edition of the Mobile World Congress about a week away, LG has announced a new X series of smartphones it will be unveiling at the event. The first two devices in the line-up are the camera-focused LG X Cam and dual-screen LG X Screen. Let’s have a look at what these Marshmallow-powered phones have to offer.
LG X Cam
This phone is designed for those who treat their devices as one made for capturing images, most especially the selfie enthusiasts. The LG X Cam rocks dual cameras on its rear – 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. That combo is what you get on most midrange smartphones as front and rear cameras. And as if that is not enough, you are also treated to an awesome 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for amazing wide-angle selfies.
The LG X Cam will sport a portable design with thickness of just 6.9 millimetres (tapering to 5.2 millimetres at thinnest point) and weight of only 118 grams. It sports a 4.93-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels for spectacular clarity.
Under the hood, the smartphone will come with an octa-core processor clocked at 1.14 GHz and paired with decent RAM of 2GB capacity. Onboard storage of the LTE-enabled X Cam is 16 GB. Interestingly, the device will boot latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. Juice will be supplied by a 2,520mAh battery.
LG X Screen
Buyers will also be impressed by the X Screen whose name also gives an idea of its major selling point –dual screens. The phone has a primary display measuring 4.93 inches with an HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. This is paired with a 1.76-inch ‘always on’ secondary screen having a resolution of 520 x 80 pixels. The second display shows you time, notifications and other information without having to access the main display.
The 7.1mm LG X Screen features a 13-megapixel snapper on the rear. You also get an impressive 8-megapixel camera for selfies on the front. It will be driven by a quad-core processor running at a maximum speed of 1.2 GHz and paired with a respectable 2 GB of RAM. The X Screen will also run on the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and have power supplied to it by a 2,300mAh battery.
There is no talk of how much these phones are going to set a buyer back by at this time; perhaps, that will be disclosed at MWC 2016. But with LG suggesting the new series will come at ‘a price that rivals mid-range smartphones,’ it is safe to assume the X Cam and X Screen will fall in the budget-midrange bracket. I think it’s safe to say the devices will face a daunting task to get one over either the Lenovo Lemon 3 or Xiaomi Redmi 3 Note in terms of value for money.