LG Electronics unveiled Thursday its initial action camera to the Friend ecosystem, which will be available globally with LTE connectivity built-in, allowing for users to stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live without a smartphone. The device, LG Action CAMLTE, will launch in South Korea next month followed by key markets worldwide including North America and Europe.
In addition to its live streaming feature, LG Action CAMLTE will offer remote access functionality using 3G and LTE that will enable the device to be used as a CCTV camera for home monitoring or as an automobile dash camera. Action CAMLTE users can download recorded images and videos on their paired smartphones.
The camera comes in 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 1.55 x 1.55㎛pixels; offers LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity; video recording using ultra high definition at 30fps / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps; video live streaming at HD 30fps, and memory capacity of 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB).
With a rating of IP67, the LG Action CAMLTE is completely protected from dust, sand and can be immersed in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. A completely waterproof case (available in the third quarter) will enable the camera to participate in more vigorous activities such as surfing and scuba diving.
Using the optional mount, the LG Action CAMLTE can capture smooth videos while attached to helmets, bicycles, cars and other fast moving objects. With a 1,400mAh battery, the camera provides full high-definition recording time of up to four hours.
“We are committed to expanding the LG Playground ecosystem with both modules and standalone accessories and Action CAMLTE is one of many more that we plan to announce this year,” said Juno Cho, LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company president. “Action CAMLTE is an example of the kind of innovation we will be bringing to market, devices that offer features unavailable in other competing products.”