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LG announces X venture – rugged phone with QuickButton

LG has just announced the X venture – its second X line smartphone for 2017. 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.


LG X venture official photo

LG X venture official photo

The X venture is built around a Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM, a 5.2″ LCD of 1920 x 1080px resolution and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. There are 32GB of on-board storage, expandable through a microSD card slot. There’s a plentiful 4,100mAh battery that LG claims can last 24 hours. Better yet, it can charge from 0% to 50% in only 48 minutes thanks to Quick Charge 2.0.

The main camera has a 16MP sensor while on the front the LG X venture uses a 120-degree 5MP selfie camera, similar to the one on the LG V20.


LG X venture in action
LG X venture in action

LG X venture in action

In keeping with its outdoorsy nature the LG X venture has a dedicated side button, called QuickButton, that opens up LG’s new Outdoor Essentials app. The app packs a barometer, compass, step/calorie/distance counter, weather information and a flashlight.

The QuickButton is multi-purposed – a short press opens up Outdoor Essentials, a long press prompts the settings menu while a double press will enable Glove Mode. While in Glove Mode the LG X venture will recognize taps and swipes made with gloves on.

Happily the QuickButton can be customized to open any of your favorite apps instead.


LG Outdoor Adventures app
LG Outdoor Adventures app

LG Outdoor Essentials app

The LG X Venture will go on sale in North America starting today with parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East to follow in the next few weeks.