LG Announces the WaterProof Optimus GJ

Optimus GJ 


LG joins the waterproof niche with the Optimus GJ! Waterproof phones are taking over! In the last few days we have seen a handful of different handsets being offered up in ruggedized variations. Just yesterday Kyocera updated their Hydro line up with two new models the Edge and XTRM, while solid rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active are also appearing in the wild. Not to be left out LG is also perpetuating their own water resistant handset. The LG Optimus GJ is set to be a new addition to the growing selection of water proof, rugged clad smart phones that will allow our phones to be taken to places they’ve never been as well as forgive our clumsiness.  

Earlier this month details of the Optimus GJ began to surface. Rumors and speculation gave it the GJ a water proof build and a launch on May 22nd. True to the rumors, today May 22nd, LG has announced the Optimus GJ. Suggested as a waterproofed build of the Optimus G, the GJ carries with it a model number of E975W. Announced today in Taiwan, the new smart phone is set to come with a 9.9 mm thin build and carry with it IPX7 certification, which amongst other things means the device can be submerged under water up to 1 meter for around 30 minutes. But the Optimus GJ is not a dry, one trick pony. It starts with a 4.7 inch IPS display that offers up an HD pixel resolution. Internally it packs in a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm made Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and expandable micro SD memory. Additionally the Optimus GJ will pack in a 2280 mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as a 13 mega pixel rear facing camera. Details surround the available and pricing give the GJ a launch in Taiwan starting in June with a price point of about $600 bucks, or 17,990 TWD. The GJ will be offered up in both black and red colors and it is still unknown if the device will make it into other markets around the world.

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