LG has added a new action camera to the company's Friend ecosystem. The Action CAM LTE supports mobile networks and allows for remote access, ideal for use as CCTV, YouTube, or even a dash camera. The best part is you can do all this without having a smartphone at hand.

The camera unit itself is IP67 rated and can be immersed in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes. The onboard 1400mAh battery allows for up to four hours of recording in 4K. The camera is a 12.3MP shooter, which can record in 30 frames-per-second in 4K or stream in 30FPS in HD. 2GB of RAM is available, alongside microSD support for up to 2TB cards.

LG will launch the Action CAM LTE next month in South Korea, followed by select markets worldwide including Europe and the U.S.

Press Release

SEOUL, May 12, 2016 ― The newest addition to LG Electronics' (LG) Friend ecosystem is the first action camera to be available globally with LTE connectivity built-in, allowing users to stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live without a smartphone. The device, LG Action CAMLTE, will launch in South Korea next month followed by key markets worldwide including North America and Europe.

In addition to its live streaming feature, LG Action CAMLTE will offer remote access* functionality via 3G and LTE which will enable the device to be used as a CCTV camera for home monitoring or as an automobile dash camera. Action CAMLTE users can download recorded images and videos on their paired smartphones.

With a rating of IP67, the LG Action CAMLTE is completely protected from dust, sand and can be immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. A completely waterproof case (available in the third quarter) will enable the camera to participate in more vigorous activities such as surfing and scuba diving. With the optional mount, the LG Action CAMLTE can capture smooth videos while attached to helmets, bicycles, cars and other fast moving objects. With a generous 1,400mAh battery the camera boasts an industry-leading Full HD recording time of up to four hours.

"We are committed to expanding the LG Playground ecosystem with both modules and standalone accessories and Action CAMLTE is one of many more that we plan to announce this year," said Juno Cho, LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company president. "Action CAMLTE is an example of the kind of innovation we will be bringing to market, devices that offer features unavailable in other competing products."

Prices, specifications and carrier details will be announced locally at the time of launch.

Key Specifications:

  • Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 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 / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps
  • Video Live Streaming: HD 30fps
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Size: 35 x 35 x 77.9mm
  • Weight: 95g
  • Battery: 1,400mAh
  • Others: IP67 / GPS / Accelerometer / Gyroscope
  • Color: Light Gray