LG, the other South Korean tech giant, is launching a total of five smartphones in its native country. We already know about the LG G7 ThinQ and the LG Q7/Q7 Plus we featured recently. Three more are being added to the lineup: the LG V35, LG X5 (2018), and the LG X2 (2018). These phones are rolling out in South Korea first. We don’t know which ones will be released in other markets but we believe the company wants to provide several options to the locals. The top telecom services in South Korea will offer all models.
LG V35. We’ve seen details of the LG V35 leaked before. Its premium specs are comparable to the G7 ThinQ starting with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 16MP dual rear cameras, AI-focused imaging (Camera AI), plus a host of security systems: fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition. As for the pricing, the LG V35 will definitely be more affordable than the $833 (LG G7 ThinQ) which is about 898,700 won.
LG V35 ThinQ Key Specs:
• OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
• Processor: Qualcomm SDM845 Octa-core Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630
• Display: 6.0-inch P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
• Dimensions: 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm, 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution
• Weight: 158g
• Battery: 3300 mAh battery
• RAM: 6 GB RAM
• Storage: 128 GB
• Cam: Dual 16 MP with phase detection & laser autofocus, LED flash
• Cam: 8 MP (selfie)
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
• Others: IP68 certified – dust/waterproof, MIL-STD-810G compliant, rear fingerprint sensor
LG X5 (2018). The LG X5 is a follow-up to the LG X4. This is an entry-level offering but boasts a large battery capacity at 4500mAh–similar to last year’s LG X500. It also supports LG Pay so you can finish your shopping just by entering a password or using your fingerprint for authentication. Specs are as follows: a 5.5-inch HD screen, a MediaTek MT6750 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP main camera. Price tag reads 300,000 won ($278).
LG X2 (2018). The LG X2 is ultra low-end smartphone that is powered by a Snapdragon 425 chipset. It boasts an FM radio so you can listen to local radio stations. The phone is really basic so the price so it’s really affordable at 200,000 won ($186). It has a smaller 5-inch screen, Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM and a 2410mAh battery.
LG Q7/Q7 Plus. We’ve already seen the LG Q7 but here are some more details. The LG Q7 runs a Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 32GB onboard storage. The Q7 Plus has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage plus the quad-housing (DAC) for an improved audio performance. Price range is 400,000 to 500,000 won ($370 to $464)