Dec 16 AT 1:37 AM Alex Wagner 4 Comments

LG Gx debuts in Korea with 5.5-inch 1080p display and physical buttons on its face

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And just like that, another member of LG’s G family is born. LG today announced the Android-powered Gx, a new handset that’s bound for Korean carrier LG U+. The LG Gx sports a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display on its face, and below that rests a trio of hardware buttons consisting of a physical Home key as well as capacitive Back and Menu buttons, which is a feature that’s been absent from the past couple of flagship LG smartphones.

Diving into the Gx’s 9.2mm-thick frame, we’re presented with a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor paired with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 3140mAh battery. LG has also slapped a 13-megapixel camera on the Gx’s backside and a 2-megapixel camera on its face.

The LG Gx is powered by Android Jelly Bean along with a custom user interface that includes several features that we’ve seen on past LG handsets. That includes the appliance-controlling Q Remote, a Media Time feature that offers lock screen media controls as well as the ability to launch a specific app when headphones are plugged in and Smart Day, which will display glanceable information related to the time, weather and a user’s schedule directly on the Gx’s lock screen.

Another one of the Gx features that LG seems proud of is the device’s design, which the company describes as “clean and minimalist.” It’s a bit reminiscent of several of LG’s recent hardware releases, including the G2, Nexus 5 and Optimus G Pro, and it’s kind of interesting to see LG introduce another device with physical navigation buttons on its face. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of when we might see this mish-mash of LG products venture outside of Korea. U.S. consumers that are really jonesing for something new from the Life’s Good crew needn’t fret, though, as it looks like we’ll see another fairly new LG smartphone make its way stateside soon.

Source: LG

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