LG has launched a new smartphone for those who like to live it up rough in the outdoors. The design and components of the new device, called the LG X Venture, have been optimized to withstand extreme conditions and rough handling and LG claims to have tested it specifically for such purposes.
Coming to its features, the LG X Venture comes with IP68 certification and has passed through 14 MIL-STD 810G tests to ensure performance stability in harsh conditions. The smartphone is made sturdy by a metal frame and a slip resistant back cover to ensure good handling. Up front, the LG X Venture packs in a 5.2-inch FHD display. On the inside, there is a Snapdragon 435 chipset along with 2GB of RAM. Its base storage capacity is 32GB, which is expandable up to 2TB via microSD.
On the camera front, the LG X Venture comes with a 16MP primary Standard Angle unit and a 5MP Wide Angle front facing camera. To round off the perfect smartphone designed for the outdoors, LG has backed it up with a 4,100mAh battery. The battery unit supports Quick Charge 2.0 and can hold a single full charge up to 24 hours. The smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat.
Besides being packed to the rafters with the latest features (including a fingerprint sensor, a host of connectivity options, and essential features such as GPS, Compass, Accelerometer, Barometer, and Gyroscope), the LG X Venture also comes with a QuickButton which lets you access some of the most essential apps with just a click. You can use it to activate the Settings menu with a long press, while a single click will get you to the Outdoors Essentials app. It can also be customizable with the apps that you deem most necessary, and a double click will activate its Glove Mode.
The LG X Venture is releasing first in the US, and this will be followed by eventual launches across regions in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Price details for any of these regions are yet to be revealed.
In other news, the highly anticipated LG V30 is now rumored to come with Google’s Daydream VR. Google, during their I/O conference, has clearly said that the next high-end flagship from LG is getting Daydream support, and if the device mentioned is indeed the LG V30, then we can also expect it to come with an OLED display panel.