Only a day after launching the LG G3 Stylus, the Korean smartphone maker released another smartphone called LG Gx2 (not to be confused with the G2x). The phone went official as a successor to last year’s Gx and even though it is aimed at mid tier sector of the market, it comes with some pretty impressive features such as LTE-A connectivity and laser focus on camera.
LG Gx2 Phablet with LTE-A, Laser Focus
The laser focus is what especially deserves our attention. The feature was first introduced with the flagship LG G3 and although some might have thought that it would be just another gimmick, it actually proved quite useful, mostly in low-light conditions. Laser focus accompanies an 8-megapixel camera; and there is also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Being a successor to the LG Gx, you would expect the Gx2 to bring some upgrades to the table, but oddly it doesn’t. Instead, resolution drops from Full HD to HD which with a bigger 5.7-inch display means lower pixel density. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (of unspecified origin) paired with 1.5 GB RAM. It also has 8 GB of storage which hopefully is expandable by microSD. The smartphone sports LTE-A connectivity as well as Wi-Fi ( 802.11 b/g/n standard), GPS and Bluetooth.
The Gx2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat with LG’s latest UX, Knock Codes and support for LG Quick Circle Cases. Sporting a pretty generous 3200 mAh battery, the device will deliver more than just a few hours of usage time. The Gx2 measures 152.1 x 79.2 x 9.1 mm, weighs 165 g and it will be available in white and titanium black color variants. On the flip side, it appears that there is no dual-SIM option so you would be able to use only one SIM card in this smartphone.
The LG Gx2 is expected to be launched on September 18th in Korea; however pricing will be disclosed sometime later. At the moment there is no word on international availability, but based on previous experience, it is rather unlikely that the phone will ever leave Asia. If it will, though, we will let you know immediately.