Models Pose with New 'Optimus G' Smartphones, Made by LG Electronics Inc, in Seoul
Models pose with new ''Optimus G'' smartphones, made by LG Electronics Inc, in Seoul, September 18, 2012.Reuters/Lee Jae-Won/Files

South Korean consumer electronics giant LG unveiled the new quad-core phablet Gx in Seoul today.

Though the company calls LG Gx a new phablet, if we examine the specs of the device, it packs pretty much the same features found inside the firm's 10-month old phablet Optimus G Pro sans the thin bezel (9.2 mm) and minor exterior design improvement. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS display and runs on the primary OS Android Jelly Bean with LG's custom UX interface.

Under-the-hood, it houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage, a 13.0-megapixel main camera, a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front and a 3,140 mAh battery.

The new phablet also comes with a slew of smart features - Smart Day (it displays real time weather, calendar schedules of the current day right on the lock-screen), Media Time, Smart Memo, LTE U + Navi (Navigation app), Telephone reminder (Once LG Gx paired with smart TV, you can get message and missed call notifications right on the TV screen), QRemote (change channels, volume of TV with smartphone), KnockOn (tap twice on the phone display to unlock the screen), QTranslator and more.

As of now, the LG Gx is set to be released in just South Korea. The company is tight lipped regarding the new phablet's price and its availability in the international markets.

Key specifications of LG Gx:




5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS display


Android Jelly Bean


Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series quad-core chipset



Storage capacity

32 eMMC


Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus

Front: 2.1-megapixel camera


3,140 mAh;


3G & 4G-LTE


Bluetooth v4.0+ HS, USB v2.0 (high-speed), NFC, smart applications - Smart Day, Media Time, Smart Memo, LTE U +Navi (navigation app), QRemote,   


150.6 x 76.1 x 9.2 mm


167 g


white & black