LG Rivals GoPro With LTE-Capable Action Camera That Streams To YouTube

Move over GoPro and make room for LG and its new Action Cam with LTE connectivity. A first in the action camera space, LTE connectivity is built right into the device so users can stream their adventures in real-time to YouTube Live and other services, all without having to use a smartphone. That's something not even GoPro can do, at least not yet.

LG's Action Cam is built to go wherever you go, be it the four-wheeling on the dunes or scuba diving in the ocean, the latter of which you'll need an optional waterproof case that will be available in the third quarter. Even without it, the Action Cam is IP67 rated, meaning it's protected from dust and sand, and can withstand being submersed in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.  So while you'll need a case for scuba diving, you should be able take the Action Cam snorkeling right out of the box.

LG Action Cam

Live streaming adventures isn't the only thing the Action Cam is built for. It also boasts remote access through 3G and LTE connectivity so that you can use it as a security camera or even a dash camera for your automobile. Images and videos that it records can be downloaded to a paired smartphone.

The Action Cam features a 12.3-megapixel camera capable of recording 4K video at 30 frames per second, 1080p video at 60 frames per second, and 720p video at 120 frames per second. Live streaming is done at HD (720p) at 30 frames per second. It also has 2GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage for the OS only, a microSD card slot with support for memory cards up to 2GB, GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, and a 1,400 mAh battery.

LG is launching its Action Cam in South Korea next month, followed by other markets including the U.S. sometime after. No word yet on pricing.