The LG Optimus G Pro smartphone was officially unveiled by the electronics firm on Monday. The phone debuted in LG’s home country of South Korea.
The Optimus G Pro is the first full HD smartphone for the tech giant and with that new feature comes some powerhouse additions.
Powering the devices 5.5-inch 1080p display is a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor that runs alongside 2GB of DDR RAM and 32GB internal storage. LG also offers expandable memory via microSD memory cards.
The LG Optimus G Pro runs on Google Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and stays on for long periods of time thanks to a 3,140mAh battery.
In the company’s ever growing attempt to capture a larger chunk of the Android smartphone market LG has added some new and useful features. For example, users can take advantage of Dual Recording, a new video capture mode that simultaneously captures video from the front and rear camera. LG has also added in VR Panorama, a feature that enables users to shoot horizontally or vertically with 360-degree access.
The Optimus G Pro is epxected to make its hands-on appearance during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. MWC takes place from February 25 through February 28.
In the meantime, LG has plans to make the LG Optimus G Pro available for sale in South Korea within the week. No pricing has been announced for the smartphone.
LG has not provided any further information about European or North American release dates or pricing. Given the standard $199 pricing for many of today’s most popular smartphones it is likely carriers will stick to that tried and consumer accepted price point.
Will you be running out to purchase the LG Optimus G Pro or will you await the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S IV or Apple iPhone 6?