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LG Optimus GJ brings waterproofing to LG Optimus G in Taiwan

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LG Optimus GJ brings waterproofing to LG Optimus G in Taiwan
Ever since the Sony Xperia Z showed up at CES, a high-end model that was able to withstand water and dust, we have seen other high-end models take the plunge into waterproofing. For example, Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will be a rugged version of the Android flagship model. However, there is talk that some of the specs will be different. Instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood, which is what the U.S. carrier models of the phone are powered by, speculation is that the Galaxy S4 Active will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960. And instead of the 13MP snapper on back, the rough and tumble variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to make do with an 8MP sensor instead.

Fellow Korean OEM LG has announced on Wednesday that it too has a waterproof version of its top-shelf phone coming to market. The LG Optimus GJ is expected to touch down in Taiwan next month priced at $17,990 TWD ($600 USD). Most of the specs match those found on the LG Optimus G including the 4.7 inch LCD screen with 768 x 1280 resolution, the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ 8064 and the 2GB of RAM on board. The model number of the waterproof model is LG E975W vs LG E975 for the original generation of the device.

Introduced in Taiwan on Wednesday, the LG Optimus GJ is slightly bigger than the Optimus G (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm vs. 136.9 x 68.9 x 9.9 mm) and its IPX7 designation means it can stay underwater as deep as 1 meter, for 30 minutes. This surely beats out the protection from splashes that Motorola has been putting on models like the Motorola DROID 4 and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD.  The LG Optimus GJ will be available in black and in black/red and there is no word on whether it will be released outside of Taiwan.


source: ePrice via  UnwiredView

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posted on 22 May 2013, 20:16 1

1. Yodaa (Posts: 21; Member since: 22 May 2013)


This is the path to the dark side

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:58 1

12. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


wish every phone was advertised this way

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:19 4

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Optimus BJ ftw

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:34 5

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6690; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


who cares bout the PHONE WANT THE TWO MODELS

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:20 1

17. moroninc (Posts: 186; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


probably not what they look like... you know they got guys who look like girls over there too.

posted on 24 May 2013, 06:32 1

20. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


There are guys who dress and touch whiners here what's your point

posted on 24 May 2013, 15:33

21. GeneralTsosChicken (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Amen!

posted on 24 May 2013, 21:29

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6690; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Wrong country.

posted on 22 May 2013, 20:56 9

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


But they have no chest! It's flat™

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:23

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Naughty TROLL.

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:45

9. Jack58221 (Posts: 132; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


glad they went with the 4.7 inch. it's a good size that you can operate with one hand... that goes for the phones too. 0.o

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:51

11. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


confirmed for foreveralone permavirgin

posted on 23 May 2013, 03:57

13. vincelongman (Posts: 1604; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Come on they are models, at least they are not anorexic.

posted on 23 May 2013, 04:15 3

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Hahahah!

Not at all TROLL, I do like 'em that way. They fit perfectly in the hands. =D
Though I have to agree that there're better looking korean chicks than these two.

posted on 23 May 2013, 06:46

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cool
®

posted on 24 May 2013, 21:31 1

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6690; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


How are they flat? Their perfectly nice size. U must be blind

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:25 1

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wow, few peoples came here for the models not the phone. Hmm.......guys, this is PhoneArena, not SexyArena.

By the way, glad to hear that LG is joining the waterproofing family as well.

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:27

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I'm sorry, I can't seem to see where the phones are at.

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:29 4

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 657; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


they are not the best looking models around...

posted on 22 May 2013, 21:51

10. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


probably, but beggars can't be choosers ;)

posted on 23 May 2013, 08:18

16. moroninc (Posts: 186; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Ugly phone, why even bother LG?

posted on 23 May 2013, 13:13

18. kanagadeepan (Posts: 716; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


OH Come ON LG... Please release some better modelz (phones incl)...

posted on 23 May 2013, 15:22

19. roldefol (Posts: 3127; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Any chance we might see a version of this phone come to Verizon? We haven't gotten a flagship LG phone since... does the Ally count? Whatever happened to the rumored Optimus Blaze?

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