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LG X cam and X screen are two Marshmallow-powered mid-tier smartphones, launching at MWC 2016


Having already officially outed one of the features of its upcoming G5 smartphone, LG clearly isn’t shy about announcing features and products ahead of time. Ahead of their official debut, LG has revealed details of two Android Marshmallow-powered mass-tier phones called the X screen and X cam. As you can probably imagine from their names, each has its own single main feature.

LG notes that the X series phones have been “designed for customers who do not want or need all the bells and whistles that come with today’s high-end phones but still desire a great camera or advanced display.”

LG X cam

As you undoubtedly guessed from the name, the LG X cam’s biggest draw is the camera on the back. As has been rumored for the LG G5, the X cam features a dual camera comprised of a 13MP main sensor alongside a 5MP secondary snapper. On the front, there’s an 8MP camera sitting above a full HD 5.2-inch display using in-cell touchscreen technology. What’s more, LG has coated the display with its 3D Bending Glass to give it a curved finish.


LG’s X cam has a 1.14GHz octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in storage as well as a 2,520mAh battery. All of this packed in to a frame which is only 5.2mm thin at the edges, and weighs just 118g. Even at its thickest point, it’s only 6.9mm thin. When launched in Asia, Europe and Latin Amerca, it’ll be available in silver, white, gold and pink gold.

LG X screen


While the X screen name might suggest this mid-range device has a world-beating display, LG clearly meant to draw our attention elsewhere. The LG X screen’s display is smaller than the X cam’s at 4.93-inches, and only features a 720p panel. With that said, LG has equipped it with a secondary ‘always on’ screen just like the V10. This display can be used to show notifications, play music or make multitasking much easier.

Other specifications include a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, 1.2GHz quad-core chip, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage as well as a 2,300mAh battery. With it having the larger battery, smaller (lower resolution) screen and a less powerful processor, the X screen’s battery performance should be far better than the X cam’s. It will also be launched in black, white and pink gold.

No exact timeframe has been given for retail launch.

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