After launching the LG X5 (2015) in South Korea, LG has now launched its latest budget smartphone in South Korea — LG X2. The smartphone has been priced at KRW 198,000, which roughly converts to $176.
The device will be available for purchase in South Korea through telecom operators such as SK Telink, KTM Mobile, CJ HelloVision and U-Mobi. Apart from the telecom operators, the device can also be purchased through LG Best Shop and other e-commerce sites. The LG X2 will be available in Aurora Black color only.
The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD display with screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. It packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot, enabling users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity.
Coming to the cameras, the device comes with an 8-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash. On the front side, there’s a 5-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling. The back camera features ‘Auto Shot’, which recognizes faces automatically when the user takes a self-portrait. It also comes with ‘Quick Share’ that allows users to share pictures instantly via SNS or messages
Connectivity options on the LG X2 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, and GPS. In terms of software, the device runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system out of the box. The smartphone is fuelled by a 2,500mAh battery.
While the smartphone has been officially launched in South Korea, there is no information available about the phone’s launch in other markets.