LG X Cam release date: device spotted in UAE

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The LG X Cam, one of the first devices to be announced as part of the new LG X series of smartphones, has been silently launched in the United Arab Emirates.

As reported by GSMArena, the new LG X Cam had been recently spotted in an electronics store in the Emirates up for sale. The device, at least in the region, has a price tag of AED 1,049, or at least $290 in current exchange rates. While LG has yet to announce a full release plan for the device, this is expected to be the start of it coming to various other markets across the world.

To recall the specs, the LG X Cam takes pride in sporting features that mirror those of the LG G5, but with a much affordable price as compared to the company’s flagship smartphone. The device sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It runs under a MediaTek MT6753 chipset, with an octa-core Cortex A53 central processing unit (CPU) clocking in at a speed of 1.14 GHz. Gaming and video playback of the device is handled by a Mali T720 MP3 graphics processing unit (GPU).

It packs 2 GB worth of random access memory (RAM), along with 16 GB worth of internal storage capacity. For users who would need more space for their apps and multimedia content, the device also supports an external microSD expansion of up to 256 GB.

Now, as for the camera, the X Cam focuses on its camera features, as the rear camera boasts of a dual-camera setup. The main lens of the rear camera has 13 megapixels and the secondary lens has 5 megapixels both of which have an f/2.0 aperture, autofocus features, and a LED flash functionality. This comes coupled with an 8-megapixel front snapper with 1080p video recording capability.

The devices boots on the Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system, and is powered by a non-removable 2,500 mAh battery.