South Korean manufacturer LG today announced the LG X5 (2018) smartphone in their home country. It is the latest version to the previous LG X5 which was launched 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 volume rocker is placed left while the power button is placed on the right side.
As for the specifications, it features a 5.5 inch LCD with a resolution of HD (1280 x 720 pixels). Under the hood, it is powered by a 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT 6750 chipset clocked a 1.5 GHz. It is coupled with 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage which can be further expanded with a microSD card. It measures 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.9 mm and weighs 171 g.
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 center with an LED flash. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and is backed by a massive 4,500 mAh battery. 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 up to 150 Mbps, HD DMB which is the terrestrial digital broadcasting band in Korea.
The LG X5 (2018) is currently available in only one colour option, Moroccan Blue and comes at a price tag of 3,63,000 KRW (Rs 22,800 approx). It will be sold through Korean mobile operator (MNO) SK Telecom, KT, LG U+. The company is yet to give an official word about the global launch of the smartphone.