The LG U was just revealed by the South Korean manufacturer and it’s a mid-range smartphone that will have almost the same dimensions and weight as the Nexus 5X that was built for Google. Unfortunately, the device will come pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not Nougat.
The LG U will be firstly launched in South Korea and it will cost around $346 (KRW 396,000), but it’s not sure when it will go on sale in the US and Europe. This device will have better specs than the Nexus 5X and a slightly different design, as the rear camera will be moved from the middle of the back to the upper left corner and the fingerprint scanner was removed. The back will be made of plastic with a glossy surface, which will be available in three variants of colors: white, black and pink, and the sides will be protected with a metal frame.
Likewise the Nexus 5X, the LG U will sport a 5.2-inch display with a Full HD resolution, but it will have a bigger battery of 3000mAh (upgraded from 2700mA), better cameras: 13MP and 8MP, compared to 12.3MP and 5MP, microSD card support to expand the internal memory of 32GB, and the internal configuration will consist of a 1.14 GHz octa-core processor (most likely a Snapdragon) which will be backed by 2GB of RAM. The Nexus 5X uses an older Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa-core (4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A57) processor that’s coupled with an Adreno 418 GPU and 2GB of RAM, while it offers two storage options with capacities of 16GB and 32GB, but there’s no microSD card slot support.
Other features that you’ll find on the LG U are: 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB port. Its dimensions will be 147.6×73.2×7.7mm, resulting in a total weight of 135 grams.
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