With a little fanfare, LG newsroom just introduced their follow-up to the endurance-centric phone— the LG X power 2. The official unveiling of the LG G6 is just around the corner so they relegated the spotlight solely for the flagship device on February 26.
The LG X power series acknowledges that many users just want a phone that can last up to a day. Having super thin phones but with anorexic battery doesn’t cut it these days with power users and makes little sense to begin with. The LG X power 2 addressed that consumer need with even bigger battery than its predecessor with 4,500mAh battery. The phone is built to be a stamina monster — according to LG, it can last “an entire weekend without recharging”. So how does that translate to real world use? Also according to their public relations site, the 5.5 inch phablet can play up to 15 hours of videos, up to 14 hours for navigation app, and browse the internet for 18 hours.
The 5.5 inch with mere 720p HD display is definitely not a power-hungry feature but far from ideal with pixel starting to stare back at you at that size. It is equipped with 13MP main camera with fast autofocus while the wide angle selfie shooter comes with LED flash. Under the hood, there is a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor paired with 2GB or 1.5GB (market dependent) of RAM. A 16GB of internal storage maybe devoured by digital media quickly but the expandable Micro SD of up to 2TB is going to be a saving grace. Android 7.0 Nougat is going to be ready out of the box.
As of this moment, there is no official price yet but targeted release date is March for Latin America market. Following immediately, expect expanded availability for the US, Asia and Europe soon.
5.5-inch HD In-cell Touch
1.5 GHz Octa-Core Processor
13MP Main camera
5MP Front, wide angle lens, LED Flash
2GB or 1.5GB of RAM (market dependent)
16GB internal storage with expandable Micro SD of up to 2TB
Gyro and Proximity Sensor
LTE / 3G / 2G
4,500mAh non removable battery
Android 7.0 Nougat
Available colors: Black Titan, Shiny Titan, Shiny Gold, and Shiny Blue
If the LG X power 2 didn’t do much to pique your interest, at least watch their hilarious video. It lampoons those short lasting battery of other phones that is already dead when the crazy awesome event happen. Watch the official advert below.