LG has revealed the design of its upcoming 5.5-inch smartphone, the Optimus G Pro.
The Korean company has posted an image of the smartphone, which features a curvedglass screen, on its Facebook page.
While we already know a lot about the phone already thanks to leaks, LG hasn’t officially revealed some of the specifications and any of the other specs of the handset. The phone does sport a similar pattern on its back panel as that of the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, which the company calls a “2.5D effect”.
The 5.5-inch display on the newly-announced Optimus G Pro comes with a resolution of 1920 by 1080. The handset is powered by a quad-core processor, likely of Qualcomm origin.
That should be enough to grab attention, but LG has really gone the whole hog with this one.
Also featured in the Optimus G Pro is the 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 4G LTE radio, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter, both of which are capable of recording 1080p video, just like on its 5-inch predecessor.
According to the Tech Two, LG has also included a huge battery in the Optimus G Pro, as befits a phone with a full HD screen and a quad-core processor.
The phone, which is slated to launch in the first half of the year, will apparently sport a massive 3140mAh battery. It will also allegedly have 32GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, which will support cards up to 64GB.
A live shot of the LG Optimus G Pro for the Korean carrier LG U+ was displayed, which shows a thin side bezel and a slim physical home key underneath the display, a design trait left over from the Optimus G.
The back of the phone suggests LG has gone with polycarbonate or plastic construction for their flagship. A chrome ring adorning the camera lens also looks like a new design flourish.
LG did not disclose any information related to the software, which is likely Android 4.1 Jelly Bean judging by the first Optimus G Pro’s green droid distribution.
Since MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) is just around the corner, we can expect more information during the popular event, says Beta News.
The Optimus G Pro’s exact release date and pricing have not yet been revealed, but LG says it expects the phone to be available in February. It is expected to get a better look at the device at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona from Feb. 25 to 28.
The LG Optimus G Pro is expected to launch at the end of February in Japan and South Korea, and will eventually make it to the rest of the world.