LG's mid-range X cam and X screen phones to release soon!

Following up on its promise to launch affordable phones with select premium features, LG is finally releasing its X cam and X screen phones in select markets.

X cam and X screen were announced just prior to Mobile World Congress in February and offer flagship-style camera and display quality respectively.

The two new phones, launched along with the G5, will be first available for South Korean users before they come to the UK. However, the pricing and exact availability dates of both aren't in the public domain as yet.

LG X cam

LG 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.

The phone will also feature 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. It will be available in Titan Silver, White, Gold and Pink Gold colour options.

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LG X screen

LG X screen will feature a smaller 4.9-inch 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 offer 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 Honor 5X or Motorola's 3rd Gen Moto G.

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

You will be able to choose your favourite X screen from Black, White and Pink Gold colour options.

“What’s appealing about the X screen and X cam is that each offers one great feature in a complete package that doesn’t break the bank. Starting with the X series, we’re introducing the best in camera and display technology in a mass-tier device, something that has never been done before,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

What else is LG offering?

Apart from these two budget phones, LG has also launched Stylus 2 at Mobile World Congress which is an upgraded variant of the G4 Stylus.

RIP FM radio: LG Stylus 2 with DAB+ is here

As per LG, Stylus 2 offers a 5.7-inch display and a new nano-coated pen for greater accuracy than the one which came with its predecessor. Other upgrades include an upgraded front camera, the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and twice the internal storage and RAM. LG has chosen to retain the processor, the rear camera and the battery and has decided not to launch a 3G variant unlike with the G4 Stylus.

LG has also introduced DAB+ audio technology in the Stylus 2 thanks to a collaboration with International DMB Advancement Group (IDAG). Thanks to DAB+ technology, Stylus 2 will come with a DAB+ chip as well as an app to let you browse through digital radio broadcasts and get to access a lot more radio channels than traditional FM will let you to. There's also an interface which will allow broadcasters to create their own apps to offer their services.

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