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LG releases LG X500 with longer-running battery

LG Electronics Inc. said Sunday it will release a new smartphone with a 4,500 mAh battery this week, which would top all mobile phones in South Korea in terms of power capacity.

The South Korean tech giant said the budget LG X500 will be available to users through the country's three mobile carriers starting Friday.

A model poses with the LG X500 smartphone in this photo released by LG Electronics Inc. on June 4, 2017. (Yonhap)
A model poses with the LG X500 smartphone in this photo released by LG Electronics Inc. on June 4, 2017. (Yonhap)

The company said the battery would allow users to play videos for 20 hours without charging. It takes about an hour to recharge the battery 50 percent, it added.

The LG X500 comes with 5.5-inch display, and 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras at the back and front. The price tag of the device is 319,000 won ($284). (Yonhap)

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