KOREAN ELECTRONICS MAKER LG has unveiled the LG GX smartphone, complete with a 5.5in HD 1080p screen and support for 4G LTE.
The LG GX is a less powerful version of the firm's flagship G2 smartphone, although the firm improved its 4G LTE performance. The company has been keen to boast that the LG GX will support 2.6GHz LTE broadband along with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and HSPA+ connectivity.
LG said, "[The] LG Gx is faster and more robust compared to the existing LTE broadband frequency of use, large amounts of fast video also can be enjoyed without interruption."
Beyond its faster LTE support, the LG GX has a yet unspecified Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor with 2GB of RAM, running Google's Android Jelly Bean mobile operating system, although LG hasn't said which version. There's also no word on an update to Android 4.4 Kitkat.
LG has skinned Google's Android mobile operating system with its own custom user interface, which brings a handful of custom applications to the handset. These include Smart Day, which is a custom lock screen, Smart Memo, Media Time and the ability to 'knock' the display to wake up the smartphone.
The LG GX also features a 5.5in IPS HD 1080p display, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 2.1MP front-facing camera, a 3,140mAh battery and 32GB of internal storage. It will be available in black and white versions, and will ship with an optional Quickwindow case.
LG hasn't said whether the LG GX will see an international release, but the phone will be released soon in Korea. µ