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LG U With 13-Megapixel Camera, 3000mAh Battery Launched

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LG has quietly introduced a new smartphone, LG U, which bears a design and specifications that are nearly identical to the LG Nexus 5X. The LG U is an exclusive to the company’s home market South Korea on its own mobile operator partner named LG U+. The company has not detailed the availability of this smartphone in other markets. The LG U is priced at KRW 396,000 (roughly Rs. 23,100). The smartphone is available in three colour variants – Black, White, and Pink.

The Google Nexus 5X manufactured by LG was a phenomenal smartphone in the Android world, and LG Electronics doesn’t seem to let go of Nexus 5X. The LG U copies Nexus 5X in some specification departments like display, design etc. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Unlike the Nexus 5X, it is powered by an octa-core 1.14GHz processor (chipset maker unspecified) coupled with 2GB of RAM under the hood. The LG U packs a 5.2-inch full HD (1080×1920) display, which appears to be identical to that used in Nexus 5X.
The LG U has a glossy rear surface with a camera and a flash components. In the camera department, the LG U houses a 13-megapixel rear camera with a flash module. For selfie lovers, the smartphone has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The South Korean company says that the LG U has cameras that has an auto-correction feature called ‘Beauty Shot’ for better selfies obviously.

The inbuilt storage inside the LG U is 32GB that is also expandable via microSD card (up to 2TB). The LG U houses a 3000mAh battery inside that is not removable. Apart from 4G LTE, the LG U also has connectivity options of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a USB port.

The dimensions of the LG U are 147.6×73.2×7.7mm and it weighs 135 grams.

LG U

General

Release date October 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.60 x 73.20 x 7.70
Weight (g) 135.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours White, Black, Pink
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.14 GHz octa-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 6.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No