CES 2017 is now over so emotions calmed down a bit, at least until next month. However, it doesn’t mean that smartphone makers are resting on laurels. In fact, smart device market is as busy as always with a new product launched practically every day. And today is LG day. The Korean manufacturer just unveiled the LG X300 which is a new budget smartphone featuring Android Nougat and a fingerprint scanner.
The LG X300 is now official. It’s affordable, attractive-looking and has some pretty nice specs.
If the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because a certain LG GX300 was launched way back in 2010. That device, however, was a basic phone, while the X300 is a smartphone, albeit belonging to lower-mid-range class. On the outside, though, the handset doesn’t look like a typical entry-level phone. It has gently rounded corners and curved front and back panels which give it an appealing appearance. Moreover, the back is textured which is supposed to prevent scratches and help with firmer grip.
Hardware-wise, the X300 is pretty well spec’ed considering its price. For starters, the phone packs a 5-inch 720p In-Cell ISP screen, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras and a fingerprint scanner located on the back below camera sensor. The device also comes with a 2,500 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with microSD slot for storage expansion, while connectivity options include 4G LTE (though compatible only with Korean bands), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, and NFC.
One thing that might be quite disappointing is the processor – users will have to make do with a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC with Adreno 308 GPU. As far as software is concerned, though, the LG X300 deserves an applause – the phone will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It’s the latest version of the most popular platform and it’s a pretty big deal for a lower-mid-range device to launch with the newest iteration of the operating system so shortly after it was released.
The LG X300 will be available for purchase only in Korea, at least in the coming weeks, for a price of KRW 253,000, which is approximately $216. LG did say that it’s planning to bring the device to other markets too, however, the manufacturer didn’t mention any specific countries, so at this point it’s unclear whether the phone will ever make it to the US.
source: LG Newsroom