G7 ThinQ is a step in the right direction for LG, but the high-end smartphone market is quite crowded. Thus, the company's focus is now also on the cheaper smartphone market, which is attractive to a much larger number of users. The X5 (2018) is the latest budget smartphone from LG, and it is equipped with basic hardware to meet less demanding users
LG X5 (2018) comes with a rather "dusty" design, and is equipped with a 16: 9 diagonal screen with 5.5 "diagonal and HD resolution. The phone is based on a MediaTek MT6750 chipset with eight 1.5GHz cores, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. It integrates a 13 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel front camera, the latter also having a flash
It is not clear whether the phone is made of plastic or aluminum in the photos, but considering that the metal frame seems to be separated from the back cover, we may have to deal with a "fragile" back. At 171 grams, the LG X5 (2018) is not the easiest phone call, but it integrates a 4,500 mAh and NFC battery for payments through LG Pay. The pre-installed operating system is Android 8.0 Oreo.
Given the prices of similarly equipped smartphones from other companies, we would have expected a very affordable price for this terminal, but LG believes it can ask for about $ 330 on this model (or 363,000 won in South Korea). The phone will debut in the company's home country and will be launched in other regions in the near future. Considering the contract price, it may be a phone that will be offered in the offer of telecom operators at very low prices along with a contract.