Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in United States via AT&T

LG X Venture rugged smartphone launches in United States via AT&T

AT&T is hoping that customers looking for a rugged smartphone that doesn't cost an arm and a leg will look into the newly announced LG X venture. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG X venture packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. There are 32GB of on-board storage, expandable through a microSD card slot. The smartphone features a dedicated QuickButton on the side, which opens up the LG Outdoor Essentials app.

The LG X Venture sports a 5.2-inch LCD display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution, giving it a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. Switch to its 5MP front lens and LG has included its signature 120-degree wide angle smarts to get everyone in the selfie. The battery measures in at 4100mAh and includes Quick Charge 2.0, and it will be running Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

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Now let's talk about the "adventure" credentials of the X Venture.

LG X Venture will go on sale in the USA today, available exclusively via AT&T. You're also getting stuff like push-to-talk capabilities, barometer, compass, and flashlight - ideal for outdoor adventures. Double tapping the button can enable the device's Glove Mode, which makes it easier to interact with the display in all weather conditions. The LG X venture is made to resist the elements thanks to IP68 water and dust protection, and 14 MIL-STD 810G certification for extreme temperatures, shock and water as well as multiple immersions up to 1.5 meters deep. Alternatively, you can also choose any other app to open up when the QuickButton is pressed. It arrives May 26 for as little as $11 per month. It'll also launch in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Africa in the weeks to come.

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