LG Optimus GJ brings waterproofing to LG Optimus G in Taiwan

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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Optimus G
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15h talk time)
Optimus GJ
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2280 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. Yodaa

Posts: 21; Member since: May 22, 2013

This is the path to the dark side

12. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

wish every phone was advertised this way

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Optimus BJ ftw

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

who cares bout the PHONE WANT THE TWO MODELS

17. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

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

20. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

21. GeneralTsosChicken

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Amen!

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Wrong country.

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But they have no chest! It's flat™

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Naughty TROLL.

9. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 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

11. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

confirmed for foreveralone permavirgin

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

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.

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Cool ®

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1447; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

they are not the best looking models around...

10. umadden

Posts: 90; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

probably, but beggars can't be choosers ;)

16. moroninc

Posts: 193; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

Ugly phone, why even bother LG?

18. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1219; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

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

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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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