LG confirms new X Cam and X Screen, will showcase the duo at MWC 2016

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For those of you who fell in love at first sight with LG’s new tinker display, you’ll no longer need to break the bank to get it. We’re now a week away from MWC 2016, and LG just confirmed a new ‘X-series’ of mid-range smartphones.

The first two members of LG’s new ‘X-series,’ are the X Cam and the X Screen. Each is aimed at bringing the best experience possible in one area. For the X Cam, you guessed it, the major area of focus is the camera.

The X Cam hosts a 5.2-inch Full HD screen and is powered by an octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. However, the underlying feature of the handset is its camera. LG is proclaiming that this handset features the most advanced camera experience on a smartphone. On the rear side is a dual lens, including both 13MP and 5MP lenses. The front sports an 8MP shooter for selfies and video chats. 16GB of memory is onboard with Android 6.0 running the house.

The X Screen takes a different approach and focuses on display tech. Here you’re getting a slightly smaller 4.93-inch display with a 720p resolution. However, the handset includes LG’s new signature tinker display that debuted on the V10. It also has a 13MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. The only major difference is the processor, which will be quad-core SoC, not an octa-core. The storage, RAM and software version are the same as the X Cam.

Both the X Cam and X Screen are said to arrive in several countries next month beginning in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. LG plans to showcase the duo at MWC 2016. Let’s hope this doesn’t mean they’re holding off with the G5.

LG TO DEBUT “SPECIALIST” X SERIES SMARTPHONES AT MWC 2016

X cam and X screen Offer Key Premium Features Without the Premium Price

SEOUL, Feb. 15, 2016 ― Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, LG Electronics (LG) will bring to Mobile World Congress 2016 a new series of smartphones developed to offer customers a unique user experience by offering one exceptional feature at a price that rivals mid-range smartphones. The first two models in the X series ― X cam and X screen ― will debut at MWC in Barcelona on February 22. The X cam and X screen are designed for customers who do not want or need all the bells and whistles that come with today’s high-end phones but still desire a great camera or advanced display.

The X cam sports dual cameras on the rear and delivers one of the most advanced camera experience in a mass-tier smartphone. Thanks to LG’s seamless 3D Bending Glass, the X cam features an elegant curved finish on the front and with a profile of only 5.2mm, the device is extremely comfortable to hold in the hand. And unlike other boxy and heavier mid-range phones, the X cam tips the scale at only 118g.

The other model, appropriately named X screen, is equipped with an “Always-on” Second Screen which until now has only been available on LG’s premium V10. The Second Screen sits above the main 4.93-inch HD In-cell Touch display and makes multi-tasking a cinch on the X screen. With the 1.76 inch Second Screen, users can easily access frequently used apps, answer calls without interrupting the current activity or just play music. The Second Screen also lets users check time, date, battery status and other notifications without ever having to turn on the phone. What’s more, the X screen offers a stylish, sleek look with its crystal-clear glass fiber exterior and clean lines.

“Everyone has a favorite smartphone feature,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “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.”

LG’s X series will debut in key markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America starting next month. Visitors to MWC can see the new X series for themselves at LG’s booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via from February 22-25.

X cam Key Specifications: *

  • Display: 5.2-inch FHD In-cell Touch
  • Chipset: 1.14GHz Octa-Core
  • Camera: Rear 13MP and 5MP / Front 8MP
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
  • Battery: 2,520mAh
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 147.5 x 73.6 x 5.2mm~6.9mm
  • Network: LTE
  • Colors: Titan Silver / White / Gold / Pink Gold

X screen Key Specifications: *

  • Display: Main) 4.93-inch HD In-cell Touch
  • Secondary) 1.76-inch LCD (520 x 80)
  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 8MP
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 142.6 x 71.8 x 7.1mm
  • Network: LTE
  • Colors: Black / White / Pink Gold
  • Specifications/Features may vary depending on the market.

 


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