The LG G2 has been around for the last 5 or so months. In that time it has sold at least 2.3 million globally as per unofficial sources. While I have no idea why the GX is seemingly being made, if LG is trying to learn from whoever it draws its inspiration from every other time then this must be it. Throw as many devices to the wall as possible. That can be a good thing if you are growing and so I am sure it won’t hurt LG to take that route.
The LG GX is a device that leaked thanks to a Korean site at a time when there is no shortage of rumours about a device said to be the LG G2 mini. While those rumours are not solid hence the reason why I avoid them so is this one. The difference is that unlike the case of the mini which LG has no history of making, it makes sense for leaks of another high end LG device to start appearing. Problem is everyone will likely be totally wrong about the possible launch dates and some specs.
In the case of the rumoured LG GX, it is that Snapdragon 600 processor. As much as LG loves this particular Qualcomm SoC so much that it added it to its latest tablet even though the Snapdragon 800 is all the craze does not mean the company will stick to that lane. It already shipped the G2 with the beastly Snapdragon 600 so it doesn’t make any sense that it would backtrack and opt for the Snapdragon 600 when it s sure that all its competitors will be going with the newly announced Snapdragon 805 and other emerging octa-core chips in 2014. Processor matters aside, the device is also said to be packing a 5.5 inch display, a .3 increment from the 5.2 inch LG G2. 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage will serve the device’s memory needs while a 3140 mAh battery is expected to power other internals that include a 13 megapixel camera and support for LTE Advanced.
When you look at the leaked flyer showing the LG GX, you’re bound to notice something: a physical home button! Recent high end devices made by LG like the Nexus 5 (obviously), the LG G Flex and the LG G2 steer clear of the physical home button and I can’t understand why LG would go back to having it as part of the device’s general design.
Just like the expected LG G2 mini, the LG Gx is expected to be released in early 2014.
LG usually uses the GX xxxx as a model number for its many devices and the revelation that a single LG GX may be a new smartphone model altogether is something that tilts the scales and will be interesting to watch going forward. Now to wait for someone to capture it as it gets Bluetooth certification at Bluetooth SIG or at the FCC or in China’s Tenaa.