Looking for a rugged device that won't break the bank? LG has launched a new rugged smartphone exclusively on the country's second largest carrier as well. It's made for people who are active and it's cheap enough that, if you're on AT&T, you could probably grab one as a backup simply for adventurous weekends.
This Android device is all about the active lifestyle, boasting a textured rubber backside, metal frame, and an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. LG X venture goes on sale starting today in North America and will be available in parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America in the weeks to come. Other known features of the LG X venture - pictured above - include a 16 MP rear camera with flash, a 5 MP selfie camera, and 32 GB of internal memory.
Its other specifications may leave a bit to be desired, however, especially if you're eager for flagship-worthy specs.
LG understands that not all outdoor activities occur in warm climates so the LG X venture was designed with 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.
In the United States, the X Venture will be exclusively offered through AT&T starting May 26.
Happily the QuickButton can be customized to open any of your favorite apps instead.
This particular smartphone is much cheaper, however.
Though no price has been officially announced, LG's partnership with AT&T on its "Next" plan says that it will cost $11 per month for 30 months. Exclusive to AT&T, the 5.2-inch handset might not be able to keep up with the G6 in the speed department (it only features a Snapdragon 435 processor), but what it lacks in performance, it makes up for in durability.