Back before Mobile World Congress took place at the end of last month, LG had previously unveiled a duo of new smartphones which were set to join the LG X series of devices, dubbed the LG X Cam and the LG X Screen. Both phones are part of LG’s mid-range device set, and they were both shown off at Mobile World Congress for attendees to get a close-up, first-hand look at each device. Last month during the announcement, LG had mentioned that a launch of both the X Cam and the X Screen devices would be happening sometime in March, and as of this evening, LG has just announced that both phones will be getting a global rollout starting this week.
As South Korea is LG’s main base of operation, both the X Screen and X Cam will launch this week in the country first, before heading to other global markets in which LG has planned to sell the phone. As stated during their initial announcement in the middle of February, in addition to South Korea, LG will be launching the X Cam and the X Screen in other “key markets” worldwide which includes Asia, Latin America, and Europe, although there is still no mention of a U.S. launch for either device leaving consumers to question if LG will roll them out in the U.S. market.
Both devices have their niche features. The LG X Screen comes equipped with the same second-screen with an always-on display that LG pushed out with the LG V10 last year, meant to give users a way to glance quickly at key information like notifications as well as the time and date. The second screen will be 1.76-inches in size with a 520 x 80 resolution, while the main display will be 4.93-inches in size with HD resolution. When it comes to the LG X Cam, users will get access to more robust camera features like the pop-out picture for creating a picture-in-frame effect, as well as the Animated Photo feature which LG states is “only available on the X Cam,” that lets users create a special image combining both video and still photos for a unique image. Both phones will come running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. LG hasn’t announced any pricing or specific launch dates for any region, as each will carry their own pricing and launch information.