South Korean manufacturing giant, LG is getting set to unveil a new smartphone which has been on a couple of certification websites for the past few weeks.
[Updated: 22 May 2019]
The phone has also appeared in Android Enterprise Listing and has revealed the image of the phone and the specs as well.
LG X6 (2019) will have a 6.3-inch display and a RAM of 3GB. The storage capacity will be 64 GB and the phone will ship with Android Pie operating system out of the box. The phone will also have a rear fingerprint sensor available. Based on the appearance, it looks similar to LG Q60 which was announced a few months ago.
Last month, an LG smartphone with model number LM-X625N obtained Wi-Fi Alliance certification and this same device (same model number) also got radio certification (KCC) a couple of days ago. Now, the LG LM-X625N has been certified by Google Play supported devices.
Unfortunately, in all of the previous certifications, nothing more than the model number was revealed. However, the latest certification shows that this device will be called LG X6 (2019).
The revealed name is still a bit confusing since the last smartphone in the LG X series is the LG X5 (2018). It is natural that there be an LG X6 before a 2019 version.
However, taking a look at the LG X5 (2018) which was launched in June last year, it appears that the LG X6 (2019) will be positioned as an entry-level device. Its predecessor comes with a 5.5-inch display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 Octa-core (1.5 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor. This SoC is supported by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB.
In the camera department, the LG X5 (2018) comes with a 16MP rear camera which is supported by a 5MP selfie shooter. The lights of this smartphone are kept on by a 4500 mAh battery and it came with Android v8.0 (Oreo) operating system out-of-the-box. This smartphone was first launched in South Korea for a whopping KRW 3,63,000 (or around $330).
With the current aggressive nature of the global smartphone market, an entry-level smartphone cannot cost more than $200; else it will struggle to sell. In fact, most people don’t care about 2GB smartphones anymore thus if LG is coming with the LG X6 (2019) as an entry-level smartphone, lets hope it takes a second look at the specs it is offering and the price.