LG's quad-core, 5.5-inch screen GX phone debuts in Korea

New phone has similar specs to the LG Optimus G Pro with minor tweaks

After the recent buzz about the LG GX being 'leaked' in a Korean flyer, the phone has officially been launched in Korea. On the surface, the phone seems more like a repackaged LG Optimus G Pro, albeit with a higher price.

It's hard to see exactly why there's been so much buzz about the phone when spec or feature-wise, it doesn't add anything new to the currently crowded 'bigger phone' market.

Minor feature tweaks

What the phone does have over the LG Optimus Pro is LTE, as well as some features 'borrowed' from the higher-spec G2 like the quaint 'KnockOn' feature that lets you tap on the screen twice to wake it up.

The hefty screen also comes with a hefty price tag at 850,000 to 890,000 Korean Won (RM2,618 to RM2,740).

Here are the specs as seen on LG's website:

  • Size: 150.6 * 76.1 * 9.2 mm
  • Weight: 167g
  • Color: Black, White
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / EV-DO / VoLTE (U +), 2.6GHz broadband LTE support
  • Chipset: Quadcore Snapdragon 600
  • Display: 5.5 "IPS Full HD
  • Camera: Rear 1300 pixels, AF Camera / Front 2.1 million pixels
  • Battery: 3,140 mAh removable
  • Memory: 32GB eMMC / 2GB LPDDR2
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean
  • Other: BT 4.0 + HS / USB 2.0 HS / NFC

The LG G2 is our current top pick for smartphones, but the GX could be an interesting option for people enamoured with the idea of a bigger screen. Still, considering Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 could be had for much less, the GX is not quite a tasty proposition.

[Source: Engadget]