LG’s 4K LTE-Capable Action CAM Hits Retail With Live Streaming Prowess

LG is just a tad late bringing its anticipated Action Cam with LTE connectivity to market (the company stated in May that it would ship in June), but it's now starting to roll out, first to South Korea and then followed by other "key markets" in the coming weeks. It's not entirely clear when and if LG will launch its Action Cam in the U.S.

We assume the U.S. is considered a key market, especially for something like this, which will go toe-to-toe with the GoPro line. The big selling point here is the built-in LTE connectivity that allows users to record and stream their adventures in real-time to YouTube Live and other online services without having to tap into their smartphones. That's a trick even GoPro hasn't learned to do just yet.

LG Action Cam

The Action Cam is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC. It also has 2GB of RAM, 4GB ROM (OS only), a microSD card slot that supports memory cards up to 2TB, and several sensors, including GPS, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope.

If you're live streaming, you can serve viewers HD feeds recorded at up to 30 frames per second. For video recording in general, the Action Cam supports 4K Ultra HD at up to 30 fps, Full HD 1080p at 30 fps or 60 fps, and regular HD at 30 fps, 60 fps, or 120 fps. Videos and images can be downloaded and saved on paired Android phones by using the Action Cam app available on Google Play.

To protect against the elements, the IP67-rated Action Cam is dust-proof and sand-proof, and can be immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. And since it stands up well to the weather, some will inevitably end up using its as a security camera to monitor their home.

Still no word on pricing.