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LG announces X Venture — a stylish rugged smartphone

LG has announced a new rugged smartphone for the lower end market complete with water resistance and durable chassis.

The LG X Venture is a 5.2-inch Android smartphone encased in an IP68 water and dust resistant body and has passed MIL-STD 810G tests that are designed for the U.S. military. Aside from these, LG has also equipped the X Venture with their Outdoor Essentials app for easy access to its sensors and tool for outdoor use.

The phone sports physical buttons for UI navigation rather than on screen or capacitive ones and also has a customizable QuickButton on the side.

Specs-wise, there’s not much to look forward but it’s got everything a lower-end Android needs to run well day to day.

LG X Venture specs:
5.2-inch In-Cell LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 423ppi
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core CPU
Adreno 505 GPU
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 2TB
16MP autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP wide-angle front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
FM Radio
Gyroscope, Barometer, Digital Compass sensors
IP68 certified
MIL-STD 810G certified
4100mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 2.0
Android 7.0 Nougat
154.0 x 75.8 x 9.29 mm
166.5 g

The LG X Venture is now on sale in the U.S. and will be available in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America in the weeks. Pricing in the U.S. goes for USD11 per month for 30 months, which adds up to USD330 in total or about Php16,500. Local pricing is to determined.

Source: LG

This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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