LG to display budget X series at MWC

LG Electronics will show off two new budget-model phones from its X series -- the X cam and the X screen -- at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

LG will display two phones from its newly-announced midrange X series at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next week, where it will also unveil its flagship model the G5.

Its X cam has dual cameras at the back, one 13 megapixel and another 5 megapixel, that the South Korean tech giant said was a "premium smarpthone feature" that will offer a price-competitive experience for users.

The 5.2-inch handset also has an 8 megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a full HD display, and weighs only 118 grams.

The X screen utilises the second screen feature that LG first applied to its V10 phone last year, which allows users to check the time and weather, read messages, and play music without disrupting activity on the primary screen.

The G5, which LG named when it announced a quick cover last week, is expected to have both the dual camera and second screen features.

LG said midrange phones will be released in South Korea in March, before being available in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

South Korea's second-largest handset maker released its budget brand K series at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year.

Much is riding on LG at the upcoming MWC; LG sold 59.7 million smartphones last year but its mobile business is yet to return to profit.

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