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.