LG has quietly announced a successor to the 2016 LG X5 that doesn’t necessarily bring anything groundbreaking on the specs front but does include a pretty big upgrade in the battery department.
LG Electronics has launched a new entry-level smartphone LG X5 (2018) in South Korea on Monday.
The handset packs a massive 4500mAh battery that supports fast charging technology.
The new smartphone comes with a powerful battery and is the successor of the LG X5, which was launched back in 2016.
The body is a touch electrostatic type and comes with big bezels on the top and bottom.
There is a circular fingerprint sensor at the rear.
- The device comes with a 5.5-inch HD display which yields a resolution of 1280×720.
- The phone comes with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
- The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek MT6750T 64-bit octa-core processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz.
- One of the biggest USPs of the device is a 4500mAh battery.
- In terms of software, the LG X5(2018) comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
- However, it is overlaid by LG’s custom UI.
- It measures 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 171 g.
Camera and other Features
- In the optics department, the LG X5 (2018) sports a 5 MP selfie sensor with LED flash at the front while offering a 13 MP sensor at the rear placed on the centre with an LED flash.
- Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band), NFC.
- It also supports LG Pay, the company’s mobile payment service.
- Additionally, it corresponds to LTE UE Category 4, which claims download speed upto 150 Mbps, HD DMB which is the terrestrial digital broadcasting band in Korea.
The LG X5 (2018) price in South Korea has been set at KRW 363,000 (approximately Rs. 22,400)
The handset comes in a single color of Moroccan Blue and is now available for buying through leading carriers like SKT, KT and LG U+ in the country.
Even though the LG X5 (2018) is packed with mid-range specs, it carries an expensive pricing.