A South Korean shopping flyer leaked online today with an ad for what appears to be a new LG smartphone called the Gx. There’s no official word on the device so far, though based on what we know the most likely possibility is that we’re looking at a refreshed Optimus G Pro just in time for the holidays.
The LG Gx looks extremely similar to the Optimus G Pro, and under the hood the two phablets may be indistinguishable. According to today’s leak, the Gx sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3140mAh battery, which is spec for spec exactly what you’ll find in the Optimus G Pro. So what’s been changed?
It’s possible LG is upgrading its old phablet to support South Korea’s high speed LTE-A network, except the Snapdragon 600, as far as we can tell, doesn’t work on LTE-A. That’s why Samsung upgraded the Galaxy S4 Active to a Snapdragon 800 when it unveiled the LTE-A variant earlier this week. So what then? We really don’t know; it’s possible the whole ad is a ruse and that there’s no real Gx in the works, or that the processor spec is wrong. Maybe we’ll find out more at CES in early January.