LG announces mid-range X cam, X screen ahead of MWC

LG X cam and X screen

LG has announced a new X series of mid-range smartphones set to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress on February 22. The X cam and X screen will be the first phones out of the gate and are set to hit markets next month.

LG is looking to differentiate the X series from the rest of the mid-range sector by asserting that each will carry one premium feature. The company asserts this is being done as there is space in the segment for devices that do one thing well, adding that customers shouldn’t have to pay for tools they don’t want.

As such, the LG X cam is meant for photography enthusiasts and the X screen for those who seek out an advanced display. The former houses a dual-camera setup consisting of a 13MP and 5MP snapper. The second is probably meant for better depth perception and post-production effects. There’s also an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video calls.

Interestingly, the manufacturer’s highly anticipated LG G5 is also rumored to be carrying a twin-lens system. Its inclusion in this device confirms that the company has been working on the technology and could very well include it in its flagship. Moving on to the X screen, the premium feature seen here is the Always-on Second Screen which was first seen in the V10.

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This 1.76-inch secondary display sits atop the main 4.93-inch HD In-cell 720p front surface of the LG phone. It lets users view frequently utilized apps, play music and answer calls without halting their current activity. The screen also allows them to look at information like the time or battery power without having to turn the device on.

The LG X cam and X screen will arrive in Latin America, Asia and Europe next month. The brand will likely announce the handsets price closer to its launch.