LG Unveils Optimus G Pro with 5.5-Inch 1080p Display

LG has officially announced its new phone, the LG Optimus G Pr, including a curved glass display that gives a “2.5D” view.

LG unveiled on Wednesday a new smartphone dubbed Optimus G Pro, three weeks after Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO announced a new LG-made smartphone dubbed Optimus G Pro. The twist is that they are not one and the same. Photo: LG/Facebook

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”.

Officially unveiled on LG’s Facebook page, the new Android handset features a quad-core processor, which Engadget believes will be the Snapdragon S4 Pro.

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.

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