LG's Action CAM LTE Similar To GoPro But Can Live Stream Directly To YouTube
LG has unveiled the Action CAM LTE, which is able to stream directly to YouTube, according to Engadget.
The LG Action CAM LTE has built-in LTE connectivity, allowing users to broadcast directly to YouTube live without the help of a smartphone.
The device itself looks pretty similar to the GoPro Hero4 Session, but its body is elongated to make room for its internals.
The device comes with a 12.3-megapixel camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor and even has built-in GPS and motion sensors which allow users to record metadata like geotags.
The Action CAM LTE is able to record videos at ultra HD resolution at 30 frames per second and 720p HD resolution at 120fps for slow-motion. Users can also record videos at 1080p full HD at 60fps.
If users are planning on broadcasting their footage live on YouTube, they will only be limited to capturing videos at 720p at 30fps.
For users planning on recording footage on the Action CAM LTE itself, the camera is able to support microSD cards of up to 2 terrabytes.
It also comes with a 1,400mAh battery, which should last up to for hours of continuous recording for 1080p videos, according to Mashable.
The LG Action CAM LTE is water- and dust-resistant, compliant to IP67 specifications. This means users will be able to immerse the camera in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes.
Although the device can be used independently without being connected to a smartphone, the company says that it's still under its LG Friend line of accessories, which were first introduced for the LG G5.
"We are committed to expanding the LG playground ecosystem with both modules and standalone accessories and Action CAM LTE is one of many more that we plan to announce this year," LG president Jun Cho said.
Other specifications for the device include support for 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB Type C 2.0.
LG says that the Action CAM LTE will be first launch next month in South Korea and will be available in other regions in North America and Europe in the coming months.