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LG's big-battery X Power heads up four new 'X' smartphones

The South Korean tech giant lifts the lid on four new mobiles, each of which emphasise a particular feature, from battery life to speedy data to design.

LG's brand-new X Power smartphone hopes to win over shoppers who thirst for better battery-life.

The power-hoarding mobile has a 4,100 mAh battery, LG says, and will charge at twice the speed of other phones. Despite its juicy battery, the X Power -- announced today alongside three other new LG phones -- measures a slender 7.9mm thick.

Meanwhile LG's X Mach supports the LTE Cat 9 3CA standard for lightning-fast downloads, although not all networks will have the technology ready to take advantage of this speedy mobile data. Elsewhere the Mach touts a 1.8GHz processor.

Completing the lineup are the X Style, which LG says will bring an "elegant design boasting gracefully curving lines" -- a statement it presumably made while gesticulating passionately with a cigarette holder -- and the X Max, which has a great big screen. The four new phones follow on from the X Cam and X Screen smartphones, which got an official airing back in February.

Confirming the existence of these devices is only the first step, and there's no word yet on where or when these four phones will go on sale. We wouldn't be surprised to see them heading to Europe and Asia before long, with some of them arriving in the US as rebranded handsets for phone networks.

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