LG to Unveil New Mid-range Smartphone Targeting “Demanding Users” at MWC


It’s just a few days to MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, and we know what to expect. Something else however managed to escape our attention as we all remained on LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the G6: a new mid-range device that the company plans to show to the world at the event, the LG X Power2.

Like the name insinuates, the LG X Power2 is “designed for users who specifically seek large battery capacities and big screens for power-heavy multimedia user and gaming enthusiasts”, according to a statement from the Korean electronics company announcing its impending arrival.

According to LG, the device, which packs a mammoth 4,500mAh battery, is meant to operate for an entire weekend on a single charge.

Video playback when the device is fully charged should go on for up to 15 hours while those of us who are always online will be able to stay connected for up to 18 hours on a single charge. In case a truck driver picks it up and uses it for navigation, at most 14 hours of service is guaranteed by LG.

With such an impressive endurance rating how long does it take to charge up the LG X Power2’s big battery pack? 2 hours thanks to its fast charging capabilities. If you’re in a hurry, just an hour will get you half the juice which should be enough for at least a day.

Matters battery aside, there’s a 5.5-inch HD display (HD! Now you know why LG is upbeat about this particular device’s battery performance), a 5-megapixel camera above it and a 13-megapixel camera behind it, 16GB onboard storage, 1.5GB or 2GB RAM, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor and Android Nougat.

Last year, at the same event, LG unveiled the first generation of its X lineup of mid-range smartphones following it up 4 months later with the release of the first generation LG X Power it is updating this year. Last year’s LG X Power had a smaller display and less battery capacity.