LG Launched Their X Venture Smartphone
LG announced a new rugged smartphone, LG X Venture on Monday. Local pricing for the LG X venture will be announced by the company for each region at the time of availability.
The LG X venture is a rugged ‘mass-tier’ smartphone that the company says has passed 14 different MIL-STD 810G tests designed for the US military, with resistance to extreme temperatures, shock, and water. With IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, LG says it can be immersed in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
LG says the X venture comes bundled with the Outdoor Essentials app designed to provide “six useful tools in a single application.” It features a barometer, compass, activity counter (steps/calories/distance), exercise tracker, weather reporter, and flashlight. The phone sports a metal frame and a non-slip back cover and will be available in Black and Brown color variants(see below).
LG says the X venture brings several features from its flagship G and V series smartphones, including a rear fingerprint sensor, and a 120-degree wide-angle front camera (5-megapixel). It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with flash. The company is also touting the “heavy-duty, high-capacity” 4100mAh non-removable battery that is rated to provide up to 24 hours of usage, and, supports Quick Charge 2.0, going from empty to 50 percent in 48 minutes.
The LG X venture runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 423ppi. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. The phone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 2TB).
For connectivity options, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ APS, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port are available. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, commented on the launch in a press statement, “Consumers with active lifestyles want devices that they don’t need to coddle or worry about when they’re on the go. But the LG X venture isn’t a ruggedised phone that makes sacrifices. Its long list of features, long battery life, and excellent photo capabilities makes it the ideal companion for customers who wants a phone that works anytime, anywhere.”