Two new mid-range phones just debuted in South Korea — LG's X5 and its X Skin

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LG’s smartphone family is growing, and the latest members to join the clan in South Korea are the X5 and X Skin. The two models join the mid-range X series in the company’s home country, and follow the release of other phones like the X power, the X cam, and the X screen.

The X Skin’s sleek design means that the smartphone is just 6.9 mm thick (making it the thinnest of the bunch thus far), and while it’s meant to be a mid-range phone, it still boasts respectable specs. The phone has a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory with a microSD slot, an 8MP camera, a 5MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and a 2,100mAh battery.

As for the X5, the phone features a 5.5-inch (720 x 1,280 pixels) HD IPS display, and boasts 2 GB of RAM, with  a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, as well as a 2,800mAh battery. Both phones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Upon their debut, the X5 is slated to retail for $175, while the X skin will set consumers back $200 in South Korea. You can choose between white and black for the X5, or if you’re looking for a bit more color, try the X skin in either gold or titanium.

Currently, there appear to be no plans to offer the latest members of LG’s X family outside of their home country, though this may change if the phones prove to be a smash hit for consumers. Ultimately, both new phones are broadly comparable to the LG X Power, though the size and battery capacity vary a bit among the three.

So if you’re getting tired of your iOS device and are planning a trip to Korea anyway, you may want to check out LG’s latest mid-range offerings, and see if Android is the way forward for you.


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