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LG G5’s latest ‘Friend’ is a standalone action camera called the Action Cam LTE


When the latest LG flagship launched, the Korean company also introduced a series of “Friends”, including a 360 cameraa VR headset, a Hi-Fi audio module, a camera grip, and more. Now, LG has announced the latest addition to the lineup: Action Cam LTE…

The LG Action Cam LTE packs a lot of the features you would expect from an action camera, including IP67 dust-, sand-, and water-proofing that, according to LG, allows it to be “immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.”

The device also has its own Snapdragon 650 processor, 2GB RAM, 4GB of storage (for the OS), microSD support up to 2TB, and — for the main event — a 1/2.3-inch 123 MP wide angle camera records UHD at up to 30fps, Full HD up to 60fps, and HD up to 120fps.

On top of all this, the camera sports LTE and 3G support to allow you to stream directly to the web via YouTube Live or other streaming services. That’s a nifty feature indeed, as managing and uploading your video via a smartphone is always a hassle.

Here are the full specifications:

  • Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP (150-degree wide angle lens) / 1.55 x 1.55㎛pixels
  • Connectivity: LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1
  • Video Recording: UHD 30fps / Full HD 30, 60fps / HD 30, 60, 120fps
  • Video Live Streaming: HD (up to 30fps)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 650 Processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Size: 35 x 35 x 79.7mm
  • Weight: 99g
  • Others: IP67 / GPS / Accelerometer / Gyroscope
  • Color: Titan Silver* Feature to be available with upcoming software update.

LG says that the device is rolling out today in South Korea, and that availability for other key markets will be announced locally “in the weeks to come.” Even if the cam does make it to the US, I wouldn’t be too optimistic. LG is having a hard enough time as it is, and GoPro hasn’t exactly proven that action cams are a great market to be in.

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