LG Announce Optimus G Pro

LG Announce Optimus G Pro

MWC is only a week away however it would seem that the mobile manufacturers cannot help themselves and are tripping up in their excitement.


Not only are  HTC expected to launch the HTC One tomorrow but LG are getting in on the act with the announcement of the Optimus G Pro, launching this week in Korea.

The 5.5″ device will also be shown off in Barcelona at MWC sporting some top specifications

  • Chipset: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Memory: 32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with LED Flash / Front 2.1MP
  • OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)
  • Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm

The standout feature is the 3140 mAh battery which is the largest battery from any device in the class.  The 13MP rear camera enables full HD video capture and a new feature being introduced  is recording using both the front and rear camera at the same time enabling a picture-in-picture video to be created.

Dr Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said,

“The Optimus G Pro was developed specifically to deliver vivid and superb picture quality in a large display smartphone form factor, we will continue to expand our position in the premium LTE smartphone segment with our superior display technology and unique user experience.”

The full press release is below:

Hot on the heels of the success of Optimus G, LG Electronics (LG) today introduced the newest addition to the G family to the Korean public. With the largest display yet to appear on an LG smartphone, the 4G LTE-equipped Optimus G Pro with 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display and new UX features was developed to meet the growing demand for smartphones with large screens.

The Full HD IPS display on the Optimus G Pro — developed in partnership with LG Display — delivers 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi. The smartphone offers the largest battery capacity in its class at 3,140mAh, allowing for Full HD viewing enjoyment for hours on end. And with an improved 13MP rear and 2.1MP front camera, users can also capture images and videos in Full HD, the same quality found on high definition TVs.

The Optimus G Pro also comes with advanced UX features developed specifically for the device, such as Dual Recording and Virtual Reality (VR) Panorama. Dual Recording allows users to capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience. And VR Panorama allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360o view. Creative and innovative UX features popular with Optimus G users have been added to the Optimus G Pro, such as an upgraded QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo.

“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.”

Visitors to 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) can experience Optimus G Pro and its advanced UX features for themselves at LG’s Booth in Hall 3.

Optimus G Pro Key Specifications:

•    Chipset: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor

  • •    RAM: 2GB DDR

•    Memory: 32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)

•    Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)

•    Camera: Rear 13.0MP with LED Flash / Front 2.1MP

•    OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

•    Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)

•    Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm

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  • Bagpuss

    No point telling us in the UK as we’ll never get it if the normal ‘G’ is anything to go by. Just what are LG up to?. Confusion over the new Nexus, so OK may also be Google’s fault, but when the competition is so stiff, by the time the device gets here things would have moved on making it out of date. Do LG really want to be a player here or not?