LG’s come out with a brand new handset dubbed simply the LG U in its home country of South Korea. Intriguingly, the handset looks very similar to the Nexus 5X and has more than a few specifications in common with it.
To recall, LG made the Nexus 5X in collaboration with Google back when the Nexus brand was still around last year. It was a big success by most accounts, which may be why LG is going back to its form factor for the new LG U.
The LG U looks indistinguishable from the Nexus 5X from the front. It’s only when you turn it around is the difference felt since the company has outfitted the smartphone with a glossy rear surface. Moreover, the camera module has been shifted to the left corner and there’s no fingerprint scanner in sight.
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The LG handset has a lot of similarities with its spiritual cousin in terms of specs like its display and dimensions. It forges a fresh path in areas like its processor and battery power, with the brand stuffing it with an octa-core 1.14GHz SoC and much larger 3000mAh powerhouse.
Here’s a quick summary of the main specifications of the LG U:
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display: 5.2-inch IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Storage: 32GB, expandable up to 2TB
– RAM: 2GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– CPU: 1.14GHz octa-core
– Camera: 13MP rear, 8MP front
– Weight: 135g
– Size: 147.6 x 73.2 x 7.7mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
The LG U will be sold exclusively via the brand’s own LG U+ network priced at KRW 396000 (roughly $345 or Rs 23000). We’ll keep you updated if the phone makes its way to international markets.