LG Details Optimus G Pro Phablet, U.S Launch Scheduled For Q2


LG has today revealed the full details of its upcoming 5.5 inch Optimus G Pro smartphone, ahead of its Mobile World Congress launch. The South Korean electronics major will launch its high-end Android device in its home country first, followed by North America and Japan during the second quarter of this year.

The Optimus G Pro offers some of the best specifications currently available in the market. This includes the very recently announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz. In fact, Optimus G Pro is the first smartphone to be powered by this chip. This is supported by 2 GB of RAM. Storage is expandable up to 32GB.

LG also boasts of a very high-end display in its press release, which has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, equating to an impressive 400 ppi. With such a high resolution display battery backup would generally become an issue, but thankfully, LG mentions a 3,140mAh capacity battery, which is the best in its class. Moreover, the battery is user replaceable and comes with wireless charging capability.

On the imaging front LG offers some innovative UX features namely, Dual Recording and Virtual Reality (VR) Panorama. The device uses a full HD video recording capable 13 MP primary camera and a 2.1 MP front camera. Dual Recording allows video to be captured simultaneously with both cameras, resulting in a unique picture-in picture shot. VR Panorama on the other hand, provides 360 degree shots by capturing both horizontal and vertical environments. Other LG features such as QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo, found in Optimus G also make their way into the phablet.

“The Optimus G Pro was developed specifically to deliver vivid and superb picture quality in a large display smartphone form factor,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We will continue to expand our position in the premium LTE smartphone segment with our superior display technology and unique user experience.”


Via: Engadget