LG could launch five new smartphones next month: Report

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 24 May 2018
LG could launch five new smartphones next month: Report
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LG will reportedly launch five new smartphones next month. The offerings are said to cater to every price range, starting from the budget LG X2 to the flagship LG V35.

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It’s not even been a month since LG launched its current flagship, the G7 ThinQ and the company is reportedly planning to unveil five new devices next month. As per an Etnews report, LG will be releasing the LG V35, Q7,Q7 Plus, X5 (2018), and the X2 (2018) in June and these smartphones are expected to cover a range of price points, starting from the flagship V35 to the budget X2 (2018). It was earlier speculated that the LG V35 and a ThinQ variant of the device will be released alongside the G7 ThinQ, however, if the new report is to be believed, the company might launch the phones next month. 

The LG V35 could be the next flagship by the smartphone manufacturer and is expected to rival the LG G7 ThinQ with its specifications. The V35 could come with 6GB RAM, coupled with 64GB internal storage and might be backed by a 3300mAh battery. Same as the G7 ThinQ and the V30S ThinQ, the V35 is speculated to come with AI camera and the device could be launched in an “Aurora Black” colour variant. The device is rumoured to feature a 6-inch QHD+ OLED display with an 18:9 display aspect ratio, an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio and is also said to lack a notch. It is speculated to come with a dual 16MP rear camera setup and an 8MP front-facing sensor with f/1.9 aperture. 

The LG Q7 and Q7 Plus have been already announced by the company but Etnews reveals the pricing and states that the devices could cost around 400,000 to 500,000 Won (Rs 25,365 - Rs 31,706 approx) in Korea. LG says that the smartphones will be launched in Europe next month, followed by subsequent launch in the Americas and Asia. Both the smartphones feature a similar 5.5-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullVision display and are powered by a 1.5Ghz or 1.8Ghz octa-core chipset, which is yet to be revealed. The Q7 Plus comes with a 16MP rear camera and with 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage whereas the Q7 sports a 13MP rear sensor and with 3GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage. Both phones come with an 8MP front-facing camera, with a 5MP wide-angle sensor. 

Finally, LG is also tipped to launch 2018 editions of its X5 and X2 smartphones, which will be the successor to 2016’s X5. The X5 is rumoured to launch as a mid-range smartphone. It is speculated to feature a 5.5-inch HD display and could be powered by the MediaTek MT6750 SoC with 2GB RAM, coupled with 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone could be equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 3MP front camera, and a fingerprint sensor. Highlight of the smartphone is expected to be the 4500mAh battery which might also support fast charging. The new report adds that the phone will cost around 300,000 won (Rs 20,000). 

As per the report, the LG X2 is expected to be launched as a budget smartphone that features a 5-inch display and could be powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The device is tipped to feature a 13MP rear camera and come with a 5MP front-facing sensor. It is expected to be backed by a 2410 mAh battery, feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and could cost around 200,000 Won (Rs 12,500).

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