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LG’s new budget phone has 4,500mAh battery, Nougat, and not much else

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THIS year’s Mobile World Congress (aka MWC, or the massive phone event you ought to be paying attention to) is almost in full effect now. Know how we can tell? Because manufacturers are already making product announcements before the event kicks off on February 27.

Case in point: LG Electronics today made the LG X Power 2 (click for complete specs) official, which you’d be forgiven for not knowing about considering it has just two things going for it: Android 7.0 Nougat and a huge (read: long-lasting) battery.

This time around, the battery capacity is 4,500mAh compared to last year’s 4,100mAh. A decent bump, though the rest of the handset, as with its predecessor, still leaves much to be desired.

LG X Power 2 official video

LG claims the X Power 2 will last users “an entire weekend without recharging,” and the phone only needs two hours to charge to 100 percent. The charging time, also according to the Korean company, is “twice as fast as most phones.” Sure (insert sarcastic winking emoji). If the phone in question is old and has a big battery, sure, maybe it would take four long hours to get it to full strength.

LG claims the X Power 2 will last users ‘an entire weekend without recharging,’ and the phone only needs two hours to charge to 100 percent.

The LG X Power 2’s other specs are not as impressive as its battery capacity. There’s a 5.5-inch, 720p touchscreen; a 1.5GHz octa-core processor with LTE connectivity; 1.5GB or 2GB of RAM, depending on the market; 16GB of expandable storage; and 13- and 5-megapixel primary and selfie cameras.

SEE ALSO: 10 smartphones in PH with batteries above 4,000mAh

The smartphone will go on sale in Latin America sometime in March. It is expected to launch in Asia, Europe, and the United States soon thereafter. Pricing hasn’t been announced, though the X Power sold for P8,490 (around $169) at launch, so expect the sequel to be priced similarly at under P9,000 (roughly $179).

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.