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LG Gx officially announced in Korea

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LG Gx officially announced in Korea
The recently rumored LG Gx has been officially announced in Korea on Monday morning in the country. The device will feature a 5.5 inch IPS screen with resolution of 1080 x 1920. The LG Gx will have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood. 2GB of RAM is on board with 32GB of native storage and the back and front cameras weigh in at 13MP and 2.1MP respectively. The 3140mAh removable battery keeps the lights on, and the unit comes out of the box with an undisclosed build of Android Jelly Bean. The LG Gx does support 2.6GHz broadband 4G LTE service. The dimensions are 150.6 x 76.1 x 9.2 mm and the phone weighs 167 grams.

Some of the features on the model include Smart Day which provides the user with information on the lock screen such as time, weather and any scheduled appointments. QRemote allows you to use your phone as a remote for many different devices. You can also awaken the phone by tapping on the screen twice, a feature known as KnockOn. The device will be offered in black and white.

LG is pricing the phone at 850,000 to 890,000 Korean Won ($808.35 USD to $846.39 USD). If our Korean translation is right, it looks like the phone will launch in early January and will be an exclusive for LG U+ customers. And yes, the specs nearly match those of the LG Optimus G Pro. The difference is some of the new features added to the device, some of which are coming from the current flagship LG G2. For example, the "knock on" feature on the Gx is taken directly from the LG G2.

The LG Gx is now official

The LG Gx is now official

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster

source: LGKorea (translated)

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posted on 15 Dec 2013, 21:55 11

1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Since when was the Snap 600 able to reach clock speeds of 2.6GHz?! There's a good chance the whole thing might melt!

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 22:16 2

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I think that was a typo... LG said their entire "G" series would carry the Snapdragon 800.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 22:37 3

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

No, PA messed it up. The source says that the LG Gx has 2.6 GHz broadband LTE support, and yes, it has a quad core Snapdragon 600 processor, but it's not clocked at 2.6 GHz.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:44 2

8. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Whatever, LG is doing just right what every phone manufacturer should. They are providing nice screens, larger batteries, expansion slots, latest processors, large RAM and some added innovations.

I see rise of LG in near future.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 03:34

16. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

Yes. Removable battery and expansion slot. My must haves. Basically only reason I'll stick to samsung. Although I want a HTC.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 00:02 1

13. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

It's a mistake, 2.6 GHz stands for LTE band, not the Snapdragon 600 tech specs.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 22:01

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I think this is the successor of the optimus g pro

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 22:29 9

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

Are you sure it has a 2.6 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, PA? The source says it has 2.6 GHz broadband LTE.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 22:45 4

6. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

You are right. 2.6Ghz isn't referring to the CPU clock rate.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 22:57 1

7. taikucing (unregistered)

why not Snapdragon 800?

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:46

9. RadKrish (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

Coz its not LG's Next flagship...

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:47 1

10. hurrycanger (Posts: 1624; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Oh crop! It costs that much but it's not a flagship device? xD

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 00:04 1

14. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)

The retail price in Korea is meaningless. If it's exclusive for LG U+ as the article indicates, it will be almost free with a 2-yr contract or less than $200 with a 3~6 month contract.

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 23:53 2

11. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

This looks like an S4 regurgitation. From the shape and the S-Cover looking thing; even the fact that they're now using a removable battery. But in all honesty, this is what the LG G2 should have been from the start. It shouldn't be happening now, with the advent of better smartphones with better SoCs on the way.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 19:14

18. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)

G2 always had a removable battery and a SD card slot. Only the American version didn't have them.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 00:01 1

12. maherk (Posts: 4820; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

The back looks like a stretched out S4. Specifically the cam.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 00:58 1

15. DONUT (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

so basically what LG did was to release a new phone (with some improvements) instead of just updating the G Pro to have the features of the G2?

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 11:21 1

17. FritzFuttermann (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)

They release new phones but they never update the firmware. Lg optimus g is still on 4.1.2 . Never gonna buy Lg again.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 19:56

19. ArtZGraphic (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)

i do agree.. LG isn't care about their previous flagship. nexus4 is the only updated phone, but it's belong to google. so, i didn't buy LG's flagships and prefer to L series although the Lumia is more interesting, lol.

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