Wednesday, February 13, 2013

LG announces new Optimus G Pro, threatens Galaxy Note II

LG Optimus G Pro

LG has officially unveiled its new Optimus G Pro in Korea and the final version is very different from what was demoed in Japan some weeks ago. The retail version is more stylish, with materials that seem of better quality and and a curved glass finish.

The Optimus G Pro will be available in black or white and the back plate is made ​​of glass, with an hologram in the middle that looks like the one on the Nexus 4 (if not the same). The front face reminds of the Galaxy Note, only prettier because of the very narrow bezel, almost edge-to-edge.

In regard to technical specifications though, there's nothing we didn't know already: 5.5"" Full HD display, Quad Core S4 Snapdragon @ 1.7 GHz, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage plus micro SD slot with up to 64 GB, 3000 mAh battery (non-removable, that's a minus) and 13.2 MPx camera. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The LG Optimus G Pro will be on display during the MWC in Barcelona later this month and might arrive in stores shortly after (before the Galaxy S IV, which will be probably announced in March or April).

Technical Specifications

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait
  • Operating System: Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • Type: True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)
  • Size: 139 x 70 x 10 mm (5.47 x 2.76 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 160 g (5.64 oz)
  • Wireless LAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host
System memory
  • Internal: 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Expansion: No
  • Photo: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Front facing camera: Yes
  • Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, LED video light
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

Source: LG