LG hops on waterproof bandwagon with Optimus GJ

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Waterproof smartphones: so hot right now. Sony got things rolling in 2013 with the Xperia Z, and with models like the Galaxy S 4 Active looming over the horizon, it doesn’t look like waterproof phones are going away anytime soon. The latest to go official comes from LG, which today revealed the waterproof Optimus GJ.

As the name implies, this handset shares much in common with last year’s Optimus G. That means the same quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, and 4.7-inch 720p display. Like some of those G variants, the GJ also has a 13-megapixel main camera. Unlike the original Optimus G, however, the GJ will survive immersion in water at depths up to a meter for half an hour.

So far, the Optimus GJ has been announced in black and red options, and will go up for sale in Taiwan next month. There’s no word yet on distribution outside Asia, but we might not be that surprised to see LG give this model some wings. It’s set to sell for what works out to about $600.

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Source: ePrice (Google Translate)
Via: Unwired View

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