Manufacturers like Sony may have started a trend in Android devices with handsets that are both sexy and safe from the elements. The LG Optimus GJ is the latest of these kinda devices, just announced for Taiwan. The GJ features almost identical specs as its Optimus G cousin, only with an all new glass-less, waterproof/dustproof form factor.
The Optimus GJ can withstand up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water giving it and IPX7 rating and is your best friend when spending time at the pool (as evidenced by the above models). Honestly, I’d say the best part about the device isn’t even environmental proof body, but the fact that LG has gone with a plastic battery cover on the device — which is removable, mind you — instead of the Gorilla Glass 2 found on the G.
The device is being sold for $600 and where nothing was mentioned about the device coming to any other markets outside of Taiwan, we wouldn’t be surprised if something was announced at LG’s upcoming event on May 30th. Besides the Optimus GJ, we’ve been hearing rumors of a possible LG Optimus GK, a 5-inch sequel to the G featuring a full HD display, Snapdragon 600 processor, and beefy 3,100 battery. We’ll keep you posted.