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The LG X Venture is a rugged smartphone coming to AT&T

Neither snow nor rain can hold back the LG X Venture. (Source: LG)
Neither snow nor rain can hold back the LG X Venture. (Source: LG)
Designed for users with on-the-go lifestyles, the LG X Venture sports a tough exterior that resists damage from water, dust, and extreme temperatures. Among its somewhat mid-range specs is a single standout feature: a long-lasting 4,100 mAh battery capable of lasting a full day on a single charge.

LG has introduced today another device in its X series: the X Venture. Following the LG X Power2 which is expected to launch by the end of the month, the X Venture is a ruggedized smartphone exclusive to AT&T, at least in the US.

According to LG, the X Venture is IP68-compatible for water and dust resistance and has passed 14 different MIL-STD 810G tests, which are used by the US military to measure resistance to water immersion, shock damage from accidental drops, and exposure to extreme temperatures. In particular, the company boasts that the X Venture was subjected to a 30-minute water immersion test and "passed with flying colors."

Moving on to specs—in short, the X Venture is on the low end of the mid-range spectrum. It runs Android 7.0, features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. Its 32 GB of internal storage space which can be expanded up to 2 TB (theoretically) by inserting a micro SD card. The Venture X has a 16-megapixel rear camera for taking regular photos, and a 5-megapixel front camera that captures wide-angle shots.

One of the handset's stand-out features is its large battery. The Venture X's battery is rated at 4,100 mAh, and LG claims it can last for up to 24 hours between charges. Once the battery does run dry, the phone can be quickly recharged thanks to Quick Charge 2.0 which gets it from 0 to 50 percent full in just under 50 minutes.

LG's press release states that the Venture X is available in North America starting today, but according to several publications the device will actually launch until Friday, May 26. There is additional confusion regarding price—the phone will be sold on contract for $11 per month for either 24 or 30 months, which suggests an estimated off-contract price of either $260 or $330. Neither LG nor AT&T have clarified these contradicting reports.

The LG Venture X should be available in additional regions, including parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, in the weeks to come.


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John Garcia, 2017-05-22 (Update: 2017-05-22)