LG Electronics has announced its latest rugged smartphone called X Venture. It is company’s second X Series smartphone after just after X Power2.
The mobile is IP68 rated for water and dust resistance. Moreover, It also passes 14 different MIL-STD 810G tests that are specially designed for U.S. Military. It can sustain extreme temperatures, extreme elements, shocks and easily sustain 1.5 meter water depth for up to 30 minutes.
The smartphone comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. It also features in unique Outdoor Essentials application that has six useful tools built-in. Bundled in the active lifestyle app is a barometer, compass, activity counter (steps/calories/distance), exercise tracker, weather reporter and flashlight.
In terms of dimensions, it measures 154 x 75.8 x 9.29 mm and weighs about 166.5 grams. It has metal frame and a robust stylish design and a non slip back cover. It has three physical keys at the front and a dedicated QuickButton on the side for easier interaction.
The Quick button can work differently depending on how it is pressed. A short press will open Outdoor Essentials, long press for settings and double press to toggle Glove mode. This button is also customizable allowing one to launch a dedicated app. Additionally, the handset can also work in wet or muddy environments.
The LG X Venture specs include 5.2-Inch In-Cell display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 423ppi pixel density. It has 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It has 2GB PDDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC storage and allows further expansion up to 2TB as well.
It has 5MP front camera equipped with 120-degree wide angle lens. Ont the back side is 16MP main shooter with LED flash, AF and 1080p video recording capabilities. Under the hood is a powerful 4100 mAh non removable battery. It is claimed to offer up to 24 hours of usage. Moreover, Quick Charge 2.0 is also supported, claiming a 50% charge in 48 minutes.
Connectivity options include 2G / 3G / 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth V4.2, USB Type-B 2.0, NFC, GPSn FM Radio etc. Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Digital compass also makes its way inside.
The LG X Venture comes in Brown and Black color options. It will be available in North America starting today itself. This rugged mobile phone will also land in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America in coming weeks. Pricing and Availability details will be announced locally in their respective markets.
The X Venture will be available in US at AT&T for $11 a month for 30 months, which sums up to $330 for outright purchase.
Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company commenting at the launch said –
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 ruggedized 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.