After announcing the Action CAM LTE earlier this year, LG has commenced sales of the accessory in its home market. The camera has built-in LTE connectivity, letting you stream live video to YouTube without the need to pair with a smartphone.
Coming to the hardware on offer, the Action CAM LTE features a 12.3MP 150-degree wide-angle lens that can shoot 4K video at 30fps, Full HD at 30fps, and 60fps, and 720p video at 30fps, 60fps, and 120fps. It is powered by a Snapdragon 650 SoC, and offers 2GB of RAM, 4GB internal storage and a microSD slot that can accommodate cards up to 2TB in size.
The camera can shoot up to four hours of Full HD footage, and can also be used as a CCTV camera as well. It is certified IP67, allowing it to be submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes. The camera will retail for ₩399,300 ($350) in South Korea, but it should be more aggressively priced in other markets. We'll know more about availability in global markets shortly.
Press release follows:
LG ACTION CAM MAKES LIVE STREAMING WHILE ON THE GO EASIER THAN EVER
Newest LG Friend Pushes the Boundaries of Personal Broadcasting
SEOUL, July 19, 2016 ― LG's latest Friend smartphone companion device rolls out today in South Korea to be followed by other key markets in the weeks to come. LG Action CAM LTE offers robust features that allow for filming in dynamic environments and its built-in LTE connectivity, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 650 processor, means users can stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live via wireless 3G or 4G networks.
Rated IP67, LG Action CAM LTE is dust- and sand- proof allowing it to be immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In addition to the included mount, this rugged camera is compatible with various third party action camera mounts and accessories to capture smooth footage while attached to helmets or moving vehicles.
Images and videos shot with LG Action CAM LTE can be downloaded and saved on paired smartphones via the Action CAM LTE app available on Google Play. The camera can record up to three hours of Full HD video on smartphones running Android 5.0 or iOS 9 and higher. The durable camera can also function as a CCTV camera for home monitoring with images and videos saved to users' smartphones
"LG and Qualcomm Technologies have worked closely together over the years, and we are delighted that LG is extending the Snapdragon relationship, adding the LG Action CAM LTE to the existing 360 CAM and of course the amazing G5 itself," said Anthony Murray, senior vice president and general manager, IoT, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd.
"LG Action CAM LTE offers a new and exciting experience with unparalleled features and innovation," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. "We are committed to developing a range of new Friends for LG G5 as well as premium LG smartphones in the pipeline."
Earlier this year, LG organized developer conferences in Korea and the United States and distributed an SDK to encourage development of LG Friends as well as sponsoring a competition to attract the best Friends ideas.
Price and exact date of availability will be announced locally.