LG announces the 5.5-inch quad-core 1080p Optimus G Pro

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Published on February 18, 2013 with No Comments

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LG has finally unveiled the larger 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro. Unlike its smaller Japanese counterpart, the Optimus G Pro will be the first device rocking the Qualcomm 600 quad-core processor, clocked in at 1.7GHz. It’s packed with a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080 / 400ppi) IPS display that’s a smidge better than the Galaxy Note II’s HD Super AMOLED display. At a thin 9.4mm, it’s got 2GB RAM, a large 3,140mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, and rocking Android 4.1 with some LG-specific additions. These changes revolve around the phone’s 13MP rear and 2.1MP front camera; which includes the ability to record video with both front and back cameras at once and a Virtual Reality Panorama mode.

Looks wise, it’s not breaking the mold too much, sporting a familiar Samsung look. The rear sports a reflective pattern similar to the Nexus 4, while the home button has a six-color light that glows at notifications. The phablet sized device has made its debut in its home country, South Korea, but should be making an appearance at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC). It should be arriving in the US in Q2, but no word when it will hopefully arrive in the Philippines.