New LG X Power smartphone could be the cure for Canadians' low battery stress

Canadians first in the world to get relief when LG X Power launches in July

TORONTO, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - According to a recent LG USA survey* – nine out of ten people feel stressed when their smartphone battery level drops below twenty percent. If you are among the many Canadians who, in the throes of a low smartphone battery stress, resort to common public battery charging antics, the new LG X Power, available July 5, 2016 may be an antidote. Say goodbye to borrowing chargers from strangers, random public power outlet searches or powering off to conserve battery life. The LG X Power runs on Qualcomm QuickCharge™ 2.0 for faster charging and Canadians will be the first in the world to get the smartphone. It's a staggeringly slim 7.9 mm, given it has one of the largest battery capacities in the category at 4,100 mAh. With its beautiful 5.3" display, the LG X Power is the ideal device for those who want all the essential features, extra power and great value.

"The LG X Power is a slim yet powerful smartphone for Canadians who are looking for a device that will keep up," says Ross Snow, VP – Mobile Communications at LG Electronics Canada. "The X Power smartphone has all the essential features including a long lasting battery. With extended runtime, you don't have to stop what you're doing due to low battery stress."

LG X Power Feature Highlights
To enhance user convenience, LG X Power includes a quick charge cable that charges the 4,100 mAh battery faster than conventional chargers, thanks to QuickCharge™ 2.0 technology.

LG is famous for its brilliant screens and the LG X Power's features a 5.3" 720p display. Despite its slimbody design, the X Power has what it takes to keep Canadians connected no matter what they're doing.

The LG X Power will be available starting in July 2016 at Bell, Koodo, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, and WIND Mobile with price determined by the provider.

X Power Key Specifications:

  • Display: 5.3 inch HD
  • Chipset:   1.3GHz Quad-Core
  • Camera: Rear 8MP / Front 5MP
  • Memory: 1.5GB RAM / 16GB eMMC / MicroSD* (up to 2TB)
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Size: 148.9 x 74.9 x 7.9mm        
  • Weight: 139g
  • Network:   GSM, HSPA, LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.1 / USB 2.0
  • Colours : Titan
  • Other: QuickCharge™ 2.0/ USB On-The-Go Connectivity**

*microSD card sold separately

**USB OTG cable required (not included)

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. While helping to enhance the mobile user experience by incorporating unique, sophisticated designs and intuitive UX features, LG is also committed to guiding consumers into the era of convergence and Internet of Things, maximizing inter-device connectivity between a wide range of smartphones, tablets, wearables, home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com

* The LG Electronics Smartphone "Low Battery Anxiety" Survey was completed online among a random sample of 2,000 smartphone users among U.S. adult population. Interviewing was conducted by Ebiquity between February 26 and March 2, 2016. The results have an overall margin of error of +/- 2.2%; at the 95 percent level of confidence.

SOURCE LG Electronics Canada

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Image with caption: "The LG X Power will be available in Canada starting July 5, 2016 (CNW Group/LG Electronics Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160705_C3964_PHOTO_EN_727030.jpg

For further information: Media Contacts: Albert Lee, LG Canada, C: 647.534.6996, albert.lee@lge.com; Lisa Yerilin, LG-One Canada, P: 416-486-2563, C: 647.461.1049, lisa.yerilin@lg-one.com; For more information: LG.com, @LGCanada

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