LG has announced the LG X Power2, a budget device with a 4,500mAh battery.
LG says the X Power2 is aimed mainly at mobile gamers and other heavy-processing users and was designed to last an entire weekend without charging. While this may sound extreme, under light to medium mobile usage, I found in my review of the original LG X Power (which has a 4,100mAh battery) that I was able to operate the handset without charging for an average of two to three days.
With the incremental improvement to the battery, LG says the phone can sustain 15 hours of video playback or 14 hours of direction navigation. It also boasts fast charging, with a one hour charge reportedly providing 50 percent battery power.
As for other specifications, the list makes it clear that the battery is the one true stand-out — at least on paper. There’s a 5.5-inch HD display, 1.5GHz octa-core chipset (no details on brand are provided in its press release), 2GB or 1.5GB of RAM depending on model, 16GB of internal storage with MicroSD support and a 13-megapixel rear/5-megapixel front camera package.
The device is set to ship with Android Nougat 7.0 and comes in Black Titan, Shiny Titan, Shiny Gold and Shiny Blue colour variants. The company indicates in its release that more details will be announced about the phone at Mobile World Congress and states that roll-out will begin in March 2017 in Latin America followed by other markets such as the U.S.
Seeing as Canada received the initial LG X Power, it’s likely this too will come northward and at a similar price point as the original, which launched at an exceedingly budget-friendly $250 CAD.