LG’s 5.5 inch GX smartphone is official


A few days ago we got wind of a rumour that LG was considering releasing a new smartphone, LG GX, at some point. We were not sure when that would be. No need to be doubtful now since the GX is now official. Unveiled in Korea today, the LG GX is all that the leaks suggested it would be: a super-sized Optimus G Pro look-alike.

What’s new about the device? Nothing that different from the G Pro save for new LTE bands and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and an overclocked Snapdragon 600 SoC. The rest of the specs are as follows:

  • Size: 150.6 x 76.1 x 9.2 mm
  • Weighs: 167g
  • Chipset: Quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 2.6 GHz
  • Display: 5.5 inch IPS Full HD (1080p)
  • Camera: 13 megapixel camera backed by a 2.1 megapixel front-facing shooter
  • Battery: 3,140 mAh (removable)
  • Memory: 32GB internal storage / 2GB RAM
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean. An unspecified version of Jelly Bean. Why not KitKat dear LG? Guess they aren’t done making it ugly skinning yet.
  • Others: Bluetooth 4.0 + HS / USB 2.0 HS / NFC
  • Network: LTE / HSPA / EV-DO / VoLTE (U +), 2.6GHz broadband LTE support

The device also packs LG’s recent additions to its flagship devices like KnockON, Smart Day and QRemote. A fan of the English Premier League, test cricket and the International Rugby Board World Series? This phone has your back. It integrates with LG smart TVs (the ones that secretly transmit your personal information back to LG) to display call and text message information right on your gigantic display.

The device is available in black and white in LG’s home market of Korea. About when it starts to ship there and pricing info we are not sure for now since Korean is not my tongue and the best that Google Translate can come up with is a vague “Shipment: 80 won the second half”.

We can’t be sure if it will hit the international market but since the curved and flexing G Flex also started its journey there before it was confirmed that it will show up in foreign lands too, there is hope that this is not a Korea-only device.