LG has today announced that it will unveil not one, but at least three phones at its press conference in Barcelona next week, with the announcement of the new X Series. Two new phones from this X Series include the X cam with dual rear camera and the X screen which features an LG V10-style second screen.
The phones, decided aimed at the mid-range, are designed “for customers who do not want or need all the bells and whistles that come with today’s high-end phones”, says LG, but they do borrow features from the high-end devices.
The X cam features two rear cameras, one at 13MP and the other at 5MP. How these two cameras actually work together is yet to be seen, but the phone itself sports a decent 5.2″ 1080p display, with 16GB on-board storage and 2GB of RAM. Packing a 2,520mAh battery, the X cam will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, becoming one of the first mid-range handsets to do so.
The X screen, on the other hand, is a 5″ phone (well slightly under) at 720p, with a secondary 1.76″ display atop the primary display, much like LG’s V10 (which hasn’t been released here). Other options are largely in line with the X cam, with 16GB / 2GB for storage and RAM, a slightly smaller 2,300 mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow too. Camera-wise, the rear camera is a single 13MP shooter, with 8MP on the front.
Without having seen or used these phones, the 2GB RAM and 16GB on-board storage could be a bit limiting, but equally, these are squarely in keeping with other mid-range handsets. That the X screen has a somewhat lower resolution, smaller screen than on the X cam is a little puzzling. Still, LG found its early success in the lower to mid-range, and these new X Series handsets could be a strong return to LG’s smart-mobile roots.
These new phones will reportedly launch in Asia, Europe and Latin America from next month, and we’re told that we’ll be able to go hands-on with these devices at MWC 2016 next week in Barcelona.