On Monday, LG has launched a new Rugged Smartphone, the X venture with IP68 dust and water resistance, LG says it can be kept in 1.5-meter deep water for 30 minutes, even then it is not going to be bad and the company claims the phone has passed 14 different MIL-STD 810G tests, including drop and temperature evaluations. The smartphone will start becoming available in North America, parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America from Monday itself. Local pricing for the LG X venture will be announced by the company for each region at the time of availability.
The X Venture comes with physical buttons and non-slip back texture mean to allow for easier interaction with the phone while wearing gloves or in wet or muddy environments. There’s also a QuickButton on the side of the phone that can be customized to launch your favorite app; by default it launches LG’s Outdoor Essentials app, which bundles numerous tools and software features together, including a barometer, compass, exercise tracker, weather, and flashlight. Double tapping the button can enable the device’s Glove Mode, which makes it easier to interact with the display in all weather conditions.
Commenting on launch, MrJuno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said “Consumers with active lifestyles want devices that they don’t need to coddle or worry about when they’re on the go. But the LG X venture isn’t a ruggedised phone that makes sacrifices. Its long list of features, long battery life and excellent photo capabilities makes it the ideal companion for customers who wants a phone that works anytime, anywhere.”
The company says the X venture comes with several features from its flagship G and V series smartphones, including a fingerprint sensor, and a 120-degree wide angle 5 MP front camera . It sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with flash. The company is also claim that phone has “heavy-duty, high-capacity” 4100mAh non-removable battery that is claim to provide up to 24 hours of usage, and, supports Quick Charge 2.0, going from empty to 50 percent in 48 minutes.
As far as the specification is concern, the LG X venture runs Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 423ppi. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC and offers 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card. Connectivity options of the smartphone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ APS, Bluetooth v4.2, NFC, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. It measures 154×75.8×9.29mm and weigh 166.5 grams.