LG Announce Samsung Galaxy S4 Rival, The Optimus GK

/ 3 years ago


Samsung’s Galaxy S4 looks set to take the smartphone market by storm as pre-orders for the phone soar and it is the talk of everyone smartphone buyers’ lips. Yet, the concept isn’t exactly revolutionary, is it? You’ve got a rectangular 5+ inch smartphone with a high resolution screen, some very powerful specs, running Android and it is thin and lightweight. Surely anyone can do that? Well LG certainly think they can as they’ve come out with a very similar smartphone in the LG Optimus GK.

The LG Optimus GK goes on sale in South Korea, LGs home nation, from May and there are no words on whether it will be expanded to outside Asia. That said, it is still an impressive phone which has the following specifications:

  • 5.5 inch 1080 by 1920 IPS screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
  • Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE Support
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 16GB Storage
  • SD Card Support
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • 3100 mAh battery

There are a few differences to the Samsung Galaxy S4, but they are few and far between. For instance there is an extra 0.5 inches in screen diameter, a slightly older version of Android in 4.1.2 not 4.2.2 and there is a bigger battery – 3100 mAh compared to 2600 mAh. Apart from that everything else is nearly identical when comparing with the Qualcomm version of the S4. Obviously, the Exynos 5 based version would have a totally different CPU and GPU but we recently learned that very few markets would be getting the Exynos 5 version.

So there you have it, LG’s Galaxy 4 killer-come-imitation. What are your thoughts on it?


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  • Jordan Buck

    It’s pretty much the same phone lol, it even looks 90% similar, I think its a nice phone and the only differentiating factor for me would be the price and I’d just get the cheapest / best contract deal.

  • Want!

  • For it’s price it had better be nice. 5.5″ screen is too large for a phone, hell even 5″ is ridiculous in my opinion. They’re way too big to carry around in your pocket comfortably. Whatever happened to the days not so long ago that smaller was cooler?