LG Optimus GK

Think Optimus G Pro, only smaller, and only in South Korea for now

LG tonight has announced the Optimus GK, basically taking the better parts of the LG Optimus G Pro and scaling things down into a slightly more manageable 5-inch form factor in line with its recently release national cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S4

The Optimus GK is a tad taller and thicker than the Galaxy S4 -- and as of this announcement it's only destined for South Korea. But we've been pleasantly surprised by the larger Optimus G Pro, and chances are its little brother will be equally well-designed. It's got a 5-inch IPS display at 1,080 by 1,920 resolution, a 3,100 mAh battery and is running Android 4.1.2 on a Snapdragon 600 platform. 

Plus, this one's got the same Photosphere feature -- called VR Panorama here -- as the Optimus G Pro (thanks, LG, but license that thing out already!) as well as the dual video recording that was first made available in an update for the Optimus G Pro and is also a feature on on the Galaxy S4. Yes, the back-and-forth feature battle is alive and well in the southern part of the Korean peninsula.

So if you're looking forward to AT&T's upcoming Optimus G Pro this week (we'll be at Wednesday's launch event in New York City, by the way) but don't want that oversized form factor, this might be the phone for you. Just hang tight and hope we get it here in the states.

Hit the link below for the full translation, and keep on keepin' on for the full specs.

LG Korea

LG Optimus GK specs

  • AbsSize 139.1 * 69.9 * 9.9 mm 
  • Weight 156g
  • Color Platinum White (Platinum White) / Black Indigo (Indigo Black)  
  • 3G HSPA + network 4G LTE
  • chipset, 1.7GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 600 
  • display, 5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920x1080), Zerogap Touch 
  • 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera
  • Battery 3,100 mAh / built-in 
  • memory, 2GB DDR2 RAM / 16GB eMMC / microSD slot support (64GB) 
  • Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean 
  • Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0,  
  • USB 2.0,  
  • Wi-Fi, Wi- Currently pending the a Direct Fi (802.11 a / ​​b / g / n (5GHz))  
  • NFC  
  • SlimPort (HDMI monitor for display port (D-Sub) Supports) 
 
There are 11 comments

gregmcph says:

Seems a nice enough phone.
But do hands work like that?

There is definitely some MC Escher shit going on in this image.

Love Divine says:

5", 3100mah... Nice.

Agreed! Manufacturers should learn from LG and Motorola, battery-wise atleast....

Mr_Twist says:

Thats what I thought, Thats how you do it properly :)

Sheva says:

Cool, I suppose, but honestly I just don't get why would use phones that big (I mean, unless you have big hands), lol.

antw081 says:

Spec-wise makes it a contender for a flagship phone.

baldypal says:

These phones both look like they have TouchWiz on them. Anyone else with me on this?

DaGODFather says:

Does this phone and the G Pro have the new Gorilla glass 3?

fightcrazy says:

Nothing beats a huge battery made to fit in a regular sized out device. All these manufacturers are trying to squeeze way too much in a thin phone when I would much rather have a phone a little thicker with a bad ass battery. Just my Opinion.

jrb363 says:

Looks awesome! Too bad I just picked up the HTC One...might have to swap it out for this if the battery on the One doesn't improve. :(