LG Electronics launched LG X2, an entry-level smartphone, in Seoul, South Korea. The device features a 5-inch HD IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a black panel at the rear end that LG likes to call Aurora Black.
The X2 will be available locally in the company’s home country for 198,000 Korean Won (approx. Rs 12,200) as LG plans to reach a larger crowd following its market fallout.
Powered by an unspecified quad-core Snapdragon SoC which clocks in at 1.3GHz, the LG X2 will be configured with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with an option to expand memory through a micro SD card.
The device will run on the older version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 7.1.2 Nougat which is odd since most smartphones in the budget range have started to come with Android Oreo or an optimised version of the same.
The X2 sports an 8MP primary camera at the back alongside an LED Flash and there’s also a 5MP front-facing snapper for selfies. The device will carry support for ‘Auto Shot’ that detects a person’s face and clicks a selfie without needing the shutter to be pressed and a ‘Quick Share’ function that allows users to share pictures to social media platform, making it easy for older people or children to get them to learn technology one step at a time. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s a fingerprint scanner for authentication and all of this is fuelled by a 2,500mAh battery.