LG Electronics has silently unveiled a new mid-range smartphone, namely, the LG X5 (2018) in South Korea today. The highlight of the 2018 edition of X5 is the 4500mAh battery, but the device doesn’t seem to justify the asking price of KRW 363,000 (approx. Rs 22,650). The LG X5 (2018) comes as a successor to the LG X5, which was launched back in June 2016. And it brings improvements in every aspect possible and the smartphone will be available in South Korea through all the major carriers KT, SKT and LG Uplus. The smartphone still retains the 16:9 display, same as its predecessor. LG should have added an 18:9 panel to the smartphone, much like most of the other smartphones releasing these days.
LG X5 (2018) Specifications and Features
LG has added mediocre specifications inside the X5 (2018). The phone sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the LG X5 (2018) has the dated MediaTek MT6750 chipset, which is an octa-core chip with all the cores clocked at 1.5GHz. The chipset is clubbed with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Users also have an option to expand the storage via a microSD card.
Cameras in the smartphones include a 13MP shooter at the back with PDAF and LED flash. A 5MP shooter is present on the front along with a soft LED flash. Connectivity options in the handset include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, micro USB port.
The fingerprint scanner is placed on the rear side. A 4500mAh backs the entire package, and the device weighs 171 grams.
LG did not reveal when it’s going to launch the LG X5 (2018) in other markets including India. In other news, LG is expected to launch an Android One variant of the recently unveiled LG Q7 in the United States market.