As we featured the rumor earlier, LG has finally launched its Optimus G Pro successor, 5.5-inch LG GX smartphone in South Korea today.
Regarding the specifications, LG GX comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, a full HD IPS display, 2.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor along with 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, impressive 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front camera, 3,140mAh battery, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. With 150.6 x 76.1 x 9.2 mm dimensions, the smartphone weighs 167 grams and available in 2 color options – Black and White.
Some of the features of the LG GX smartphone includes Smart Day, Media Time and QRemote. Smart Day feature will let you check time, weather and appointments from the lock screen, while Media Time will let you watch videos or play music from the lock screen. The QRemote will help you to use the LG GX as a remote controller for various kinds of home appliances and electronics. Finally, you just have to tap the screen to bring LG GX out of the sleep mode.
LG has heavily priced the device at 850,000 to 890,000 Korean Won, when calculated in US Dollars it becomes $808.35 USD to $846.39 USD. Don’t worry, if the device sees a global release and comes to U.S., then the price will not be more than $699.
The LG GX will be available in South Korean market in January 2014 and it seems the device will be exclusive for LG U+ subscribers. Although, LG has said that it will be releasing “100% LTE” smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S4 in 2014, the LG GX is not a “100% LTE” smartphone, but its not 2014 either!