LG Gx officially announced in Korea

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.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster

source: LGKorea (translated)

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19 Comments

17. FritzFuttermann

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 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.

19. ArtZGraphic

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 04, 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.

15. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 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?

12. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2426; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

18. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

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

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

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

14. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

7. taikucing unregistered

why not Snapdragon 800?

9. RadKrish

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Coz its not LG's Next flagship...

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

6. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I think this is the successor of the optimus g pro

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

8. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 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.

16. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

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

13. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

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

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