LG has unveiled a new entry-level smartphone called LG X5 (2018) in South Korea. The handset is available through major carriers such as SKT, KT and LG U+.
The LG X5 (LM-X510K model number) that is packed in a polycarbonate chassis measures 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 177 grams. The handset comes in a single-color option of Moroccan Blue.
The phone houses a 5.5-inch display that supports HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Instead of 18:9 aspect ratio that LG uses on its mid-range and high-end phones, the low-end LG X5 has a 16:9 IPS LCD screen. The MediaTek MT6750 chipset that includes a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor along 2 GB of RAM is present under the hood of the phone. It has an inbuilt storage of 32 GB out of which 24.31 GB is available to the user. There is a microSD card slot.
At the rear side of the phone is 13-megapixel camera. For snapping selfies, it has a soft-LED flash equipped super wide-angle frontal shooter of 5-megapixel. The LG X5 houses a massive battery of 4,500mAh capacity. The same-sized battery is found inside the LG X500 phone that was released last year The LG X5 (2018) is loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo.
For connectivity, it features a Cat. 4 LTE modem. The fingerprint scanner that resides on the backside of the phone can be also used for snapping photos apart from unlocking the phone. It can be also used for authenticating payments through LG Pay.
In South Korea, the LG X5 (2018) will be available through the three major mobile operators with a price tag of 3,63,000 KRW (~$330). As of this writing, there are no details available on the other markets that will be receiving the smartphone