LG Electronics today announced its second X series smartphone for 2017 – the LG X venture is a rugged Android-powered smartphone designed for active users.

The LG X venture comes with IP68 compatibility for water and dust resistance, and it also passes MIL-STD 810G U.S. military tests. In addition to measuring resistance to extreme temperatures, shock and water, the LG X venture was repeatedly immersed in 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes and passed with flying colours, claimed LG.In addition to its resistance against accidental mishaps and extreme elements, the smartphone features Outdoor Essentials, a multi-purpose application designed specifically for the LG X venture with six useful tools in a single application. Bundled in the active lifestyle app is a barometer, compass, activity counter (steps/calories/distance), exercise tracker, weather reporter and flashlight. The phone offers a robust but stylish design with a metal frame and a non-slip back cover and will be made available in black and/or brown.

LG X venture has three physical keys on the front as well as a QuickButton on the side allows for easier interaction with the phone while wearing gloves or in wet or muddy environments. QuickButton works differently depending on how it’s pressed — short press for Outdoor Essentials, long press for settings and double press to toggle Glove Mode to recognize screen taps and swipes with gloved fingers. QuickButton can be customized to launch your favourite application and works even when the screen is off.

The LG X venture also has a rear fingerprint sensor and dual cameras. A 5MP 120-degree wide angle camera at the front and a 16MP camera at the rear. The device is powered by Snapdragon 435 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a high-capacity 4,100mAh embedded battery, delivers up to 24 hours between charges and with Quick Charge 2.0, the LG X venture charges from empty to 50% in just 48 minutes.LG X venture goes on sale starting today in North America and will be made available in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America in the weeks to come. According to LG, pricing and exact date of availability will be announced locally in each market.

LG X venture Full Specifications

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 435 Processor
  • Display: 5.2-inch FHD In-Cell Touch (1080 x 1920 / 423ppi)
  • Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMC ROM / Micro SD Slot (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Front 5MP Wide Angle / Rear 16MP Standard Angle
  • Battery: 4,100mAh (embedded)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Size: 154.0 x 75.8 x 9.29mm
  • Weight: 166.5g
  • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / USB Type-B 2.0
  • Colour: Black / Brown
  • Other Features: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 2.0 / QuickButton / Outdoor Essentials / FM Radio / GPS / Accelerometer / Digital Compass / Gyroscope / Barometer