LG Announces 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro, U.S. Launch Due Q2
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LG has officially announced its 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro smartphone, which has been confirmed for a U.S. launch sometime during 2013's second quarter.
The Optimus G Pro sports a 5.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 pixel AMOLED screen with a resolution of 400 pixels per inch. It's powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It'll run on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
A removable 3,140 mAh battery, which is compatible with wireless charging, allows users to view full HD video "for hours on end," LG said. A 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash is joined by a 2.1-megapixel front-facing snapper.
Other features include 32 GB of storage and Dual Recording functionality that "allows users to capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience," accompanied by the Virtual Reality Panorama camera feature that "allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360 [degree] view."
"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. "We will continue to expand our position in the premium LTE smartphone segment with our superior display technology and unique user experience."
LG will show off the Optimus G Pro next week at the Mobile World Congress (February 25 - 28), as well as its L Series II lineup.