LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in US via AT&T

LG has announced that its latest X-series smartphone, the LG X Venture, is launching in the United States through AT&T. This handset is designed for 'active lifestyles' and others who require a rugged phone capable of withstanding demanding use. The LG X Venture, among other things, is MIL-STD 810G tested and includes things like a waterproof design able to handle submersion in up to 1.5m of water for up to half an hour at a time.

The LG X Venture, which will be launching in countries around the world including in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, features a 5.2-inch Full HD (423ppi) resolution display alongside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and 2GB of RAM. The phone features 32GB of internal storage space as well as a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 2TB in capacity.

Other features include a 16-megapixel rear camera with a standard-angle lens, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens, as well as a 4,100mAh battery, Android 7.0 Nougat, and support for 4G LTE networks. Connectivity includes NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi. LG is launching the Venture in both brown and black color options.

LG has packed some other welcomed features into its latest rugged handset, among them being Quick Charge 2.0, which can provide a 50-percent battery charge in 48 minutes. Overall, LG says the battery is able to run the phone for up to 24 hours between charges. Sensors, meanwhile, are vast and include things like gyroscope, accelerometer, and barometer; there's also a QuickButton, fingerprint sensor, FM radio, and Outdoor Essentials.

AT&T will begin offering the phone on May 26 for $11/month.

SOURCE: AT&T, LG Newsroom