Here in Barcelona everyone is looking forward to the big LG G6 event tomorrow. That handset is expected to bring a new screen size, possibly a front-facing dual lens camera and water / dust resistance too.
Until the full announcement of that, LG have also given us an extra handset to look at – the X power 2. The key feature here is the large battery, which should keep you gaming and tweeting for much longer than normal smartphones. It’s a 4,500mAh unit and LG tell us that the smartphone can operate for an entire weekend without needing a recharge.
Of course, you will need to charge it at some point, and LG have added high-speed charging technology so that you can get from flat to a 50% charge in one hour. A full charge takes just over two hours.
The handset has a 5.5″ 720×1280 pixel screen and is powered by an octa-core 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6750 CPU. They’ve added a “Comfort View” to reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the display. This should make reading e-books more comfortable. When you’re outside, LG is said to have improved the outdoor visibility too.
To cameras are present – a 5 megapixel wide-angle lens up front with a “soft light LED flash” and a 13 megapixel rear shooter with “Zero Shutter Lag”. Clever camera software adds something called “Auto Shot” which will fire off the front selfie camera when a face is detected, plus it’ll snap a shot if you make the appropriate hand signals.
As for availability, LG tell us that it’ll be arriving in March to Latin America first, followed by the USA, Asia, Europe and other regions. Pricing has yet to be announced.
It runs Android 7.0 Nougat and other specs include the 2GB (or 1.5GB, depending on the model) memory, 16GB on-board storage, microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and 4G connectivity. It’ll be available in Black Titan, Shiny Titan, Shiny Gold and Shiny Blue.
INTRODUCING LG X POWER2 WITH HIGH CAPACITY BATTERY DESIGNED FOR DEMANDING USERS
Powerful Addition to LG’s Mass-tier Product Line
Features 4,500mAh Battery and 5.5-inch Display
LONDON, 24th Feb, 2017 — LG X power2, designed for users who specifically seek large battery capacities and big screens for power-heavy multimedia user and gaming enthusiasts, will be unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.
Each model in the X series incorporates different exclusive features that are usually found only in premium smartphones. The various models offer users a range of differentiated experiences and values that surpass previous mass-tier product lines. The first model in the mass-tier X series to be unveiled this year, the LG X power2 features a powerful 4,500mAh battery to meet the demands of customers who frequently use power-hungry applications and games and enjoy viewing multimedia content such as videos and movies on their smartphones.
The LG X power2 was designed to operate for an entire weekend without recharging. Fully charged, the LG X power2 can playback videos continuously for approximately 15 hours, provide navigational directions for about 14 hours or surf the web for around 18 hours.1 The LG X power2 incorporates high-speed charging technology demanded by today’s busy users. A one hour charge provides 50 percent battery power with a full charge only requiring about two hours, twice as fast as most phones.
Comfort View makes reading e-books and web comics more comfortable by reducing the amount of blue light emitted by the display, which has been shown to cause eye fatigue.
The LG X power2 features a 5.5-inch HD In-cell Touch display, offering a large and expanded screen with clear, vivid colours. Moreover, LG has improved the display’s outdoor capability for easy visibility even in strong sunlight. The LG X power2 has a 5MP wide angle camera above the display which enables users to take selfies and wefies of up to eight people without a selfie stick. The 13MP rear camera features Zero Shutter Lag to eliminate the annoying delay between the time the shutter button is pressed and the image is captured. A front-facing soft light LED flash captures group shots with the level of quality usually found only in professional studios.
The smartphone is further differentiated from other mass-tier phones with LG’s exclusive UX for selfies. Auto Shot automatically triggers the front camera’s shutter when a face is detected. Gesture Shot and Gesture Interval Shot reads and responds to hand signals, eliminating the need to press the shutter button which is a common cause of blurry photos. And with Quick Share, users can immediately post images to their favourite social media site with just one tap.
“The LG X power2 has the most powerful battery capacity in LG’s entire smartphone line-up so users can enjoy many hours of multimedia entertainment on its roomy display without worrying about recharging,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The entire X series is all about great technology and great value, both important features for today’s discerning smartphone customer.”
The LG X power2 will roll out beginning in March in the Latin America followed by key markets in United States, Asia, Europe and other regions. Pricing will be announced at the time of availability.
Key Specifications: 2
· Display: 5.5-inch HD In-cell Touch
· Chipset: 1.5 GHz Octa-Core
· Camera: Rear 13MP / Front 5MP (Wide Angle / LED Flash)
· Memory: 2GB or 1.5GB RAM / 16GB ROM / Micro SD (up to 2TB)
· Battery: 4,500mAh (embedded)
· Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
· Size: 154.7 x 78.1 x 8.4mm
· Weight: 164g
· Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
· Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b, g, n) / Bluetooth 4.2 / USB 2.0
· Colours: Black Titan / Shiny Titan / Shiny Gold / Shiny Blue
· Others: USB OTG / Gyro Sensor
1 Based on internal simulation results. Battery life may vary by network conditions, usage pattern and other factors.
2 Features may vary depending on the particular market.