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LG X Venture is a rugged phone that won't bruise your wallet

The mass-market phone is dust- and water-resistant and designed for people who enjoy the great outdoors.


The LG X Venture is a rugged phone that's supposed to be affordable.


LG has something for adventurers who don't want to spend a fortune on their phones.

The LG X Venture boasts a water- and dust-resistant body, and LG says it passed 14 durability tests designed for the US military. The phone also comes with a special app called Outdoor Essentials, which ties together a barometer, compass, activity counter, exercise tracker, weather reporter and flashlight in one place.

The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel, 120-degree wide-angle front camera; a Qualcomm 435 processor; a 5.2-inch display; 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32GB of storage, and a 4,100 mAh battery.

The company, whose flagship LG G6 ($226 at Amazon) debuted about a month ago, pitched the X Venture as a "mass tier" phone, but didn't give out a price, deferring to local carriers for a local announcement. It launches Friday in North America, but will be in other parts of the world in the next few weeks.

In the US, AT&T said Monday that it will be the exclusive provider of the X Venture, offering it for $11 a month over 30 months.

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