LG, the South Korean company known to make consumer electronics has announced a new smartphone which will be part of its X-series and contend in the budget smartphone segment. This device bears the name LG X2 and is priced at 1,98,000 Korean Won (approx. Rs 12,200). Let’s have a look at what the device has to offer.
To start with, the phone has a 5-inch IPS LCD display having an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone does not feature a bezel-less display, unlike some smartphones in this segment like the Honor 7X and Oppo RealMe 1.
Underneath its hood, the phone is powered by an unknown Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor which is ticking at 1.3GHz. The phone also comes bundled with 2GB of RAM which is really not up to the mark, especially when compared to its rival devices. On the storage front, the LG X2 comes with 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded through the means of a microSD card.
In the camera department, the latest offering from LG is fitted with two camera modules located on each side of the phone. The rear-facing camera comprises an 8-megapixel camera accompanied with an LED flash. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera as well for capturing selfies and aiding in video calls.
On the connectivity front, the phone offers all conventional solutions including WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and up to 4G with VoLTE. The phone also offers a fingerprint sensor on the back which is a nice addition as some of its competitors have decided to not include it. On the software front, however, the phone slacks a bit and ships with Android Nougat. There isn’t an official word regarding how soon the phone will be updated to Oreo either.
The phone seems like a decent competitor in its price range and it would be interesting to see it compete in the Indian market. As for now, the phone has been launched in South Korea only.