Samsung's local rival tech company, LG, is not doing so great when it comes to phone sales this year. Of course, they're doing better than HTC for example, but the company's hopes are really high. The manufacturer launched a few appealing handsets in 2016 including the LG G5, which was announced during the Mobile World Congress, but it seems that it has not been so popular, at least when compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7. However, the LG execs hope that the LG V20 will fill that void, and it does come with something different from other smartphones, specifically its always-on display. Anyhow, LG has just launched a new terminal on the South Korean market, and we are going to talk in detail about its hardware specs.
Well, the new handset comes with the LG U moniker, and there are some similarities between it and the Nexus 5X, which was also manufactured by LG. So, the LG U comes with a Full HD display that measures 5.2 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. In the memory department, it features 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of builtin storage. In terms of design, the phone resembles the Nexus 5X a lot. Moving on to the processor that powers the LG U, we have no idea which exactly we are talking about but we do know that it has eight CPU cores running at a speed of 1.14 GHz. It might be one of Qualcomm's low-tier SoCs, maybe a member of the 4XX lineup.
The battery of the phone has a capacity of 3,000 mAh, and it also features a microSD card slot that can take up to 2 GB of storage if you need to expanded. The owners of the device will be able to take photos thanks to a 13 MP back-facing shooter equipped with LED flash, and selfies with an 8 MP front-facing camera. Software-wise, the terminal will come with the company's custom UI on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
All in all, the LG U will be up for purchase in South Korea beginning with the end of October and will be sold in three different color versions, namely Black, White and Pink. As far as the price tag is concerned, it will be available in exchange for Korean won ($346).