LG has expanded its G family with the new LG GX: a 5.5-inch phablet powered by a Snapdragon 600.
With an unspecified Jelly Bean version running beneath LG’s UX custom interface, the LG GX is fairly reminiscent of the G2 flagship when it comes to software features. For one, the same KnockOn feature is present that can unlock/lock the phone without ever touching the power button. The Guest Mode privacy feature also made its way into the new device, as well as the Smart Memo app and other goodies. Even accessories are similar, including the QuickWindow case.
The LG GX does have its own set of software, though: the Q Remote for remotely controlling appliances, Media Time for music and video playback when plugging in an earphone, and phone alerts on the lock screen.
Hardware-wise, the LG GX bears resemblance to the Optimus G Pro. The physical Home button is back, along with the capacitive Back and Menu buttons. Packing a 1080p IPS display, the device comes equipped with the now-middling Snapdragon 600, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Juiced up all day by a 3140mAh battery, the phone also employs 13-megapixel rear- and 2.1-megapixel front-facing cameras. Connectivity features include the usual: HSPA, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, WiFi, and GPS. Weighing in at 167g, the phone measures 150.6 x 76.1 x 9.2mm.
Available in black and white variants, the LG GX seems bound to a Korea-only release for now. Pricing has not been disclosed yet.