LG has announced a new Android smartphone in the South Korean market today. Packing a manageable 5-inch full HD display, LG Optimus GK brings the hefty specs from Optimus G Pro in a comparably smaller package.
Optimus GK is also the first real competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy S4 from the company, as LG’s other high-end smartphones either lack on from the specs front and are too big to compete with the Samsung flagship.
LG Optimus GK is powered by 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. It features 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD card slot and 3100 mAh battery. The phone also comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front shooter.
The company has also included several software customisations on Optimus GK, including the recently introduced Dual-Recording feature that allows simultaneous video recording from both front and rear cameras and saves the front camera input in as a part of rear camera input frame. Other software tweaks include Smart Camera, Dual camera.
The phone will initially go on sale via Korean telecom operator KT beginning next month. There is no word on the broader global availability right now.
LG Optimus GK key specs
- Size: 139.1 x 69.9 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 156g
- Colours: Platinum White (Platinum White) / Black Indigo (Indigo Black)
- 3G HSPA + network 4G LTE
- 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
- 5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080p) with Zerogap Touch
- 13 MP rear, 2.1 MP front cameras
- 3,100 mAh built-in battery
- 2GB DDR2 RAM / 16GB eMMC / microSD slot support (64GB)
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, NFC , SlimPort
Source: LG Korea