AT&T appears to have a thing for rugged smartphones. It’s the only carrier in the world that gets Samsung’s Active variants of flagship smartphones, the more rugged and durable variants of devices like the Galaxy S7. LG has launched a new rugged smartphone exclusively on the country’s second largest carrier as well. The LG X venture is available exclusively from AT&T.


The LG X venture carries an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The handset will be good in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Since it’s a rugged handset that’s meant to be usable out in the field as well, the LG X venture has a “glove mode” which enables users wearing gloves of up to 2mm in thickness to use the touchscreen display without having to take off their gloves.

The device also has a dedicated button on the side which launches its Outdoor Essentials app. The app offers several features meant for people that want to use the phone outdoors, the features include a compass, barometer, various counters, flashlight, weather information, and more.

The LG X venture touts a 5.2 inch display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has a 16 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera as well as Android 7.0 Nougat. There’s a big 4,000mAh battery.

AT&T will start selling the LG X venture from Friday, May 26th for $11 per month for 30 months or at the full retail price of $330.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about AT&T and LG. Source: about.att

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