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Apr 29, 2013

LG's New Galaxy S4 Rival, the Optimus GK




LG is about to announce its top-tier Optimus G Pro in the United States and it looks like the South Korean company won’t stop there.

The handset maker has just launched a new high-end Android handset in South Korea, which is supposed to compete with Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. Dubbed LG Optimus GK, the devices will be available for purchase in South Korea beginning May via major carrier KT. No word on pricing options yet, or whether or not it will go on sale outside Asia anytime soon. The Optimus GK is a slightly smaller version of the Optimus G Pro, which is expected to be officially introduced in the United States on May 1. Unlike the Optimus G Pro that features a large 5.5-inch display, the newly announced LG Optimus GK sports a 5-inch full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display that supports 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and Zerogap Touch technology.

On the inside, the smartphone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset that accommodates a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM. That seems to be the same hardware configuration as the Optimus G Pro’s, so there’s nothing changed when it comes to power.  It is also worth mentioning that LG Optimus GK features full support for 3G HSPA+ and 4G LTE. The phone also boasts an impressive 13-megapixel rear-facing photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. A secondary 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera is included as well, along with 16GB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 64GB).

Unfortunately, the Optimus GK will ship with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, opposite to Galaxy S 4’s Android 4.2.2. Other highlights of the smartphone include: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC (Near Field Communication) and 3,100 mAh Li-Ion battery. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

LG Optimus GK
Image credits to LG

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