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5.5-inch LG GX phablet goes official for Korea, US version expected to debut at CES and MWC

ByinAnnouncements | December 17, 2013

LG GX UnveilingJust a day after its announcement (December 16th) the LG GX goes on sale in its home market in South Korea. The phone costs 800,000 won, which is about $760, and as of now is offered through Korean’s LG U+. There is no word on possible release elsewhere just yet; however it is not entirely impossible. Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress (MWC) are approaching fast and judging from past experiences, either of the two events could be a perfect opportunity to announce versions for other markets, possibly the US.

LG GX vs. LG Optimus G Pro

LG GXThe phone’s design fits somewhere between the Optimus G Pro and Nexus 5 with specs being definitely much closer to the former. The LG GX is a phablet measuring 5.93 x 3.0 x (150.6 x 76.1 x 0.36 mm) and weighing in at 5.89 (167 grams). The phone sports a huge 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD display and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.

If you are familiar with the LG Optimus G Pro, you probably noticed that these specs are identical for both phones, and there are more similarities. Just like the Optimus G Pro, the LG GX comes with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 3,140 mAh battery.

The GX phone runs Android Jelly Bean, though it is unclear which version. The main difference between the Optimus G Pro and LG GX is that the latter supports LTE-A allowing for maximum download speed of 150 Mbps, and maximum upload speed of 50 Mbps, at least in theory.

source: LG Newsroom

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