LG L423DL and X220QM Smartphones Appear in FCC Filings, May Launch Soon

On: January 30, 2019

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2019 next month, two unannounced LG smartphones have shown up on the FCC database. The smartphones, bearing model numbers L423DL and X220QM, are likely to be made official soon.

LG L423DL, X220QM Smartphones Arriving Soon?

The LG L423DL FCC filings show the smartphone will feature a single camera on the back with an LED flash module below it. Below the primary camera, we can also see a circular fingerprint sensor on the back of the handset. However, the FCC filings do not reveal any key specifications of the upcoming smartphone. Going by previous leaks, the LG L423DL may sport a 5.7-inch HD+ resolution display and run on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. Its other rumored specifications include an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. The model number suggests L423DL could be a successor to the current LG Premier Pro LTE sold by Tracfone in the US. Since it is expected to be sold only in the US, we do not expect the L423DL to be showcased at LG’s MWC 2019 press conference next month.

The LG X220QM FCC filings reveal the smartphone will feature a removable battery, unlike the L423DL. Since modern mid-range and flagship smartphones do not come with a removable battery, we can be certain that the X220QM will be an entry-level or budget Android smartphone. In terms of connectivity, the FCC filings reveal the handset will support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n standards, which hints at an entry-level chipset under the hood. On the software front, we can expect the X220QM to run on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with LG’s custom user interface layer on top. The model number suggests the X220QM could be an upgraded variant of the LG K5 that was launched in March 2016.


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