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LG Gx Announced: Snapdragon 600 CPU and LG G2’s Software Features

The Korean phone maker has announced that a new smartphone has been added to their portfolio: the LG Gx, a handset that is borrowing the software features of the LG G2, but that has the hardware platform of an early 2013 high-end smartphone.

Even though the LG Gx didn’t became the most powerful smartphone on the market, it’s hardware specifications recommend it as a high-end device. The handset is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with quad-core Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, plus 2 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage.

The LG Gx also boasts about a 5.5-inch full HD screen, a 13 MP rear-facing camera camera with 1080p video recording support, and a 2.1 MP user-facing camera. As you probably noticed, the technical specifications of the freshly-launched LG Gx are pretty similar to the ones of the LG Optimus G Pro, the last LG high-end smartphone to be a member of the Optimus family.

But the biggest differences between the LG Gx and the Optimus G Pro are related to the software, as the new LG handset borrows some of the functions that debuted on the G2, such as KnockOn and Guest Mode. Aside of the two aforementioned software features you will also find LG’s Smart Memo app, also a G2-specific feature.

The LG Gx also comes with Media Time, which pops up the media apps and options as soon as you plug in a pair of headphones and Q Remote which allows you to transform the Gx into a remote control, courtesy of the integrated IR blaster.

There are also some unknown details about the LG Gx, like what version of Android it’s running, or when and at what price will hit the market. LG mentioned though that the Gx is running Android Jelly Bean, but it forgot to mention which version of Jelly Bean.

Will the LG Gx be an expensive smartphone? Will it go on sale outside Korea? Will it hit the store shelves in time for Christmas? It’s all up to guessing.