In LG’s vast 2016 product ecosystem, it’s all about who your friends are, and how they can fearlessly take on industry pioneers and veterans. The Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s-contending G5 handheld is clearly at the center of this “Friend ecosystem”, with the 360 VR headset, 360 CAM and CAM Plus gravitating around it, but the just-unveiled LG Action CAMLTE seems fully capable of challenging GoPros all by its lonesome.
In fact, we’re not really sure how and why you’d ever need to pair this thing to the LG G5, since it brings its own 4G LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity to the action camera party, as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and USB Type-C support.
Basically everything you need to know about the LG Action CAMLTE is in its name. You’re looking at a good old fashioned action camera, completely protected from dust, sand and resistant to up to one meter water immersion for 30 minutes, and thanks to built-in LTE, live HD video streaming at 30fps doesn’t depend on external factors. No nearby phone is required to broadcast your crazy life on YouTube, no Wi-Fi, no nothing.
Before long, you’ll even be able to take the camcorder surfing or scuba diving, once you slap a 100 percent waterproof case on it in Q3. Of course, the actual camera needs to first hit stores, which will happen next month in Korea, followed by “key markets worldwide including North America and Europe.”
Pricing remains under wraps, and you probably want to keep your expectations… high, as you get 12.3 megapixels, UHD 30fps capabilities, 2GB RAM, microSD support, GPS, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and sizable 1,400 mAh battery in a small, relatively good-looking package measuring 35 x 35 x 78mm, and tipping the scales at 95 grams. In short, this is everything the HTC RE isn’t.
Source: LG Newsroom