LG X cam and X screen to bring in top cameras and display for mid-range phone buyers

As it turns out, G5 will not be the only LG smartphone to turn up at Mobile World Congress next week. LG has announced that it will also launch two new X series phones for mid-range buyers.

The new X cam and X screen phones will come with exceptional cameras and display respectively, bringing to mid-range phone buyers that one flagship spec they need in their low cost phones.

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The new X cam, apart from featuring dual rear cameras, is particularly light-weight at just 118g and its lean 5.2mm thickness makes sure that it is equally easy to hold and work on. The 13MP and 5MP rear cameras will offer a wide angle to click your pictures in perfect clarity and the 8MP front camera is among the most advanced in its class.

Apart from the excellent cameras, X cam will come with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 16GB of internal storage, a 2GB RAM, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a 1.14GHz Octa-Core chipset and an impressive 2,520 mAh battery. However, we aren't sure if the phone will feature a microSD slot or if the battery is a removable one.

X cam will be available in Titan Silver, White, Gold and Pink Gold colour variants and will be displayed at Mobile World Congress from February 22-25.

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LG is also launching X screen, a slightly smaller 4.9-inch phone with an HD In-cell Touch display along with a secondary 1.76-inch LCD display. The dual-screen concept seems to have been borrowed from the V10 whose second always-on display can show the time, data, battery status, app notifications and weather updates even when the main display isn't running. You can also put in your own texts and watch it scroll around for as long as you want.

X screen will also come with 13MP and 8MP cameras, 16GB of storage, a 2GB RAM, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, a 1.2GHz Quad-core chipset and a 2,300 mAh battery. These specifications suggest that the X screen will be the cheaper of the two and may compete with other low cost phones like the just launched Honor 5X or Motorola's 3rd Gen Moto G.

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

X screen will be available in Black, White and Pink Gold colour variants and along with the X cam, will be available to purchase come March.

LG teases its upcoming G5 with Quick Cover launch

The last few months have been busy ones for LG, who followed up the launch of V10 in October with several launches in the coming months. These included Zero, a all-metal mid-range phone in Gold and Silver colours as well as K10 and K4 smartphones at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. In the first week of February, LG released K10 and K7 phones in the UK which, just like X cam and X screen, are mid-range phones with varying abilities and specifications.

LG is also set to launch the G5 at Mobile World Congress next week and teased its design with the launch of a new Quick Cover Case made specifically for the G5 last week. The case made it clear that just like the V10, G5 will sport an Always-on display which will let you view call alerts, date and time, e-mail notifications and Twitter alerts.

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