Yesterday, the highly-anticipated LG Optimus G Pro was finally released in South Korea. Sources say the awesome 5.5-inch LG handset going to hit US shelves at some point in the second quarter of this year. LG Optimus G Pro is going to be available for purchase in South Korea the following week and the Japanese market is going to get the device as soon as April.
LG’s Optimus G Pro smartphone doesn’t have an innovative design, so when it comes to its looks, we can say it’s already seen and reminds of most of Samsung’s handsets. There’s a cube pattern on its backside and we can also notice curved glass displays in both black and white versions. It doesn’t feel that cheap, although it uses plastic to complete its design.
LG Optimus G Pro has an excellent 5.5-inch full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (401ppi), which looks quite impressive. Displays with a high resolution are expected to be the main focus of major smartphone manufacturers this year. It sports a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, along with 2GB of RAM for a smooth performance and great responsiveness.
It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a 32GB of internal storage, with a possibility for memory expansion up to 64GB, thanks to the microSD card slot. The rear-facing camera has 13MP, while the front-facing one has 2.1MP, providing an excellent camera experience. LG Optimus G Pro sports a 3140mAh battery, which is somewhat satisfying. The device supports LTE, Wi-Fi, has Bluetooth 4.0 and the NFC feature.
LG is excited to introduce a new software feature, called a ‘Dual Recording’, which will enable users to shoot videos with both cameras at the same time, capturing so-called 360 degree Panorama video.
LG Optimus G Pro is a proof that LG is trying to re-establish itself as a company that manufactures high-end devices. I have to say I’m impressed with this one and I’m looking forward to seeing what more it has to offer.