LG is planning to reveal its next flagship smartphone, the G5, at Mobile World Congress in about a week; in the mean time, the company has announced the LG X cam and LG X screen that were developed to “offer customers a unique user experience by offering one exceptional feature”. This seems to mean that the company is designing “specialist” smartphones that focus on one aspect at a time.
The LG X cam, as the name suggests, is focused on providing a quality camera experience to the user. It does this through a dual camera setup (13MP and 5MP) on the rear of the device. LG has not provided any additional details about the camera features just yet, although we expect more information to surface at MWC. That being said, the company says that the camera focused smartphone has a 5.2-inch FHD display complete with LG’s 3D Bending Glass technology to give it a curved finish.
Inside the LG X cam is a 1.14 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. Powering the phone is a 2,520 mAh battery.
The LG X screen takes a different approach, and instead focuses on the phone display. Interestingly, this doesn’t mean that it does anything to improve the display quality; instead, it adds LG’s “Always On” second screen technology that was originally present on the LG V10. The primary display is a 4.93-inch HD screen that sits below a smaller 1.76-inch screen. The secondary display has a resolution of 520 x 80, and is responsible for staying on all the time to make the Always On feature work.
Internals of the LG X screen are comprised of a 1.2GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. The X screen comes with a smaller battery than the X cam at 2,300 mAh. Both smartphones will ship with Android 6.0 and are LTE capable.
LG says that the phones will go on sale in key markets in Asia, Europe and Latin America starting next month, although they will also be on display at MWC.