With this week being the run up to the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2016 in Barcelona we have seen a couple of new devices already being announced. LG, this week announced the release of two new smartphones called the X cam and X screen. The announcement comes ahead of its announcement of their new G5 flagship smartphone.
The new LG smartphones are part of a whole new range from LG and are driven towards the mid-range smartphone market with a slight difference. That difference comes in the form of a flagship grade feature, essentially premium features without the premium price. What’s more impressive is they have given us a bit of a flavour as to what the new LG G5 smartphone will look like.
From the names you can probably already tell that the X cam variant will feature a flagship grade camera system. On the flip side is the X screen is fitted with same news ticker that we saw on last years V10 model and is set to make an appearance on the new G5.
Of the two devices the X cam is probably the device that has got us most excited. The phone comes with two cameras, nothing unusual there, however both cameras feature on the back of the device, a 13 mega pixel sensor and the other has a 5 mega pixel sensor. The smaller of the two cameras is likely to be used for recording the depth information allowing for some modes not previously possible with a single larger lens.
We will learn more about this new feature when the G5 smartphone makes its appearance but for now the technology and the colour has us intrigued .
The second of the two phones, the X screen, is the second smartphone to come with the secondary ticker display after the V10. This ticker comes in the form of a small silver screen that appears just above the main display. Allowing you to access the time and other data including notifications. The ticker also houses controls and additional information whilst the main screen is on.
This feature is kind of a half way bolt on between the Samsung Edge display and the Motorola Ambient Display. It will be interesting to see whether the G5 will also carry the ticker concept through.
Both phones share very similar to specifications. Both devices features 2GB of RAM, have 16GB of storage with a MicroSD card to help increase this storage allowance. Both of the devices have a 13 megapixel camera rear cameras and a 8 mega pixel camera with a wide angle lens for selfies and the like. Both X phones come with LTE support for quick connectivity and the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating system and are measured at around 7mm thick.
There is, however some difference between the devices. The first of these is the screen measure at 4.93″ 720p for the X screen and 5.2″ 1080p for the X cam. The two smartphones vary on the processor frontier as well with the X screen featuring a 1.14GHz octa-core and a 1.2GHz quad-core for the X cam. The exact brand of processor has not been specified however Qualcomm would be a good assumption. The two phone also differ on the battery frontier with the X cam getting a larger 2520mAh battery compared to the X screen with a 2300mAh.
Two great new smartphones from LG during the run up to MWC2016 in Barcelona. With both smartphones potentially being a prototype of the new G5 smartphone it is interesting to see how it is all coming together With all the new features that are being brought to the table by the G5 and the Galaxy S7 the battle for the flagship spot will certainly be an interesting one.
As always let us know what you think of these two new devices in the comments below.