The newest addition to LG Electronics’ (LG) Friend ecosystem is the first action camera to be available globally with LTE connectivity built-in, allowing users to stream directly to sites such as YouTube Live without a smartphone. The device, LG Action CAM, 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 CAM will offer remote access functionality via 3G and LTE which will enable the device to be used as a CCTV camera for home monitoring or as an automobile dash camera. Action CAM users can download recorded images and videos on their paired smartphones.
“We are committed to expanding the LG Playground ecosystem with both modules and standalone accessories and Action CAM is one of many more that we plan to announce this year,” said Juno Cho, LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company president. “Action CAM is an example of the kind of innovation we will be bringing to market, devices that offer features unavailable in other competing products.”