LG revamps its mid-range with two “Specialist” handsets

by: Robert TriggsFebruary 15, 2016

LG x cam and x screen

Ahead of its main announcement at this year’s Mobile World Congress, the G5, LG has announced two new mid-range smartphones that boast some of the company’s high-end technology. The new Specialist X Series is made up of the X cam and X screen, which reveals a little about the special features included with each of the handsets.

Starting with the X cam, the smartphone boasts a dual-rear camera configuration that is built from a 13 megapixel and 5MP sensor, presumably allowing for adjustable focus post-processing. This is accompanied by an 8MP front facing sensor. The handset also features LG’s 3D Bending Glass for a curved front panel finish. Other specifications include a 5.2-inch FullHD display, an unspecified 1.14GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2,520mAh battery. There’s also Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed by default and 4G LTE support.

The X screen features very similar base specifications, with 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear and 8MP front camera combination, 16GB of memory, Marshmallow and LTE support. However, there’s a 1.2GHz quad-core processor in this phone, paired up with a slightly smaller 2,300mAh battery. The big feature with the X screen is a secondary always-on display, similar to that which featured in the flagship V10 model. The 1.76-inch ticker screen displays frequently used apps, battery information, and notifications, among other things. This display sits right above the main 4.93-inch HD display.

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There is certainly some interesting hardware available with LG’s latest mid-range handsets. Unfortunately, we don’t know how much these smartphones will costs yet or when they will be hitting store shelves. LG will probably unveil the final details when it showcases the X cam and X screen at MWC in Barcelona on February 22nd.


    I’m glad they’re expanding the ticker to more phones

  • Lim Ming Quan

    I think LG just gave us a sneak peek of the G5.

  • Enrico

    finally marshmallow out of the box

  • Nathan J

    Is that a volume rocker on the left side of the X Screen? Or something else? I didn’t think LG used side buttons anymore; since the G2 they’ve had them on the back, a defining feature for the brand.

  • Justice Anthony

    these were flagship specs three years ago.

  • Pez Smith

    There are no reason for those small battery capacities.
    People buying midrange prefer large battery over thinnest.

    • It’s working for Apple, it must work for everything else… Right?

      • Pez Smith

        But they are flagship & people who buy them are slim, so their phones have to be slim as well. :)