LG has just announced their LG 360 CAM, but they’re moving further into standalone cameras, with an action camera this time. LG has announced the LG Action CAM with 4G/LTE connectivity and a rugged housing that’s designed to get wet and follow your adventures, wherever they take you.

The LG Action CAM is an official part of their ‘Friends’ range that they launched with the LG G5. With Global LTE capability, the camera will be coming to markets around the world, starting in South Korea next month before heading to the US and Europe, allows users to stream live to sites like YouTube Live but without a smartphone. A 1,400mAH battery will give you up to 4 hours of FullHD recording.

As well as an action camera, you can use the LG Action CAM as a surveillance camera with monitoring over 3G/4G – or let your friends follow your adventures live. Once you get back to base, you can download the stored images and videos to your smartphone.

LG Action CAM Specs:

  • Camera: 1/2.3-inch 12.3MP / 1.55 x 1.55㎛pixels
  • Connectivity: LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / USB Type-C 2.0 / Bluetooth 4.1
  • Video Recording: UHD 30fps / FHD 60fps / HD 120fps
  • Video Live Streaming: HD 30fps
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 4GB ROM (OS only) / microSD (up to 2TB)
  • Size: 35 x 35 x 77.9mm
  • Weight: 95g
  • Battery: 1,400mAh
  • Others: IP67 / GPS / Accelerometer / Gyroscope
  • Color: Light Gray

The LG Action CAM comes with the option of a completely waterproof case for extreme situations like scuba diving, but on its own it carries an IP67 rating. It’s ready to rock anywhere, with an optional mount to attach to helmets, bicycles, cars and more.

Juno Cho, LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company president said of the LG Action CAM

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. 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.

More details, such as price – and more specs – will be available closer to launch. At this stage, the two big guns in this game, GoPro and Sony are the well priced across their range, so LG will have a big job to beat them at their own game. We’re looking forward to seeing what LG can do here.

Source: LG.