LG has launched a new handset in its home market of South Korea today. It’s called LG Gx, and it’s basically a new version of the Optimus G Pro, sans Optimus branding (which is something that LG’s getting used to doing for its flagship smartphones – see also the G2).
The Gx will be offered through LG U+, one of Korea’s three carriers. It has support for LTE-A networks (with a theoretical maximum download speed of 150 Mbps, and a theoretical maximum upload speed of 50 Mbps), and not much else seems to be changed compared to the Optimus G Pro that has been available for many months now.
The LG Gx has a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera, a 2.1 MP front camera, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 32 GB of internal storage, all the connectivity options you can think of, and a 3,140 mAh battery. It runs “Android Jelly Bean”. Apparently LG still hasn’t heard that there are three separate versions all called just that. We assume it’s 4.2 tops, though, given the fact that none of LG’s other devices have made the jump past that yet.
The Gx comes with a few new software features, a slight design refresh, and… that’s it. Otherwise, it’s just an Optimus G Pro with faster data support – albeit on just one carrier in just one country. And speaking of that, there’s no indication yet as to whether the Gx will ever make it to other places. In South Korea, it will be out tomorrow for 800,000 won (approximately $760 or €552 at the current exchange rates).