LG unveils high-spec phablet

LG unveils high-spec phablet

19 FEB 2013
Optimus G Pro

LG Electronics unveiled its Optimus G Pro smartphone, a ‘phablet’ device which is also the vendor’s first full-HD smartphone.

With a 5.5-inch screen, the device is a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note line, as well as recently-unveiled competitors from companies such as Huawei and ZTE.

The company also said that the LTE-enabled Optimus G Pro has new user interface features which were “developed to meet the growing demand for smartphones with large screens”.

Developed in partnership with LG Display, the screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400 pixels per inch.

The smartphone is also said to have the largest battery capacity in its class, “allowing for Full HD viewing enjoyment for hours on end”.

In terms of other specifications, the Optimus G Pro doesn’t skimp. Running Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), it has a 1.7GHz quadcore Qualcomm processor, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable via microSD slot).

It also has a 13 megapixel main camera and 2.1 megapixel secondary camera.

LG has made several device-related announcements in the run-up to next week’s GSMA Mobile World Congress, a practise it also undertook last year.

It has already revealed an incremental upgrade to its L Series mid-tier smartphones, while stating that the first L Series portfolio has reached 15 million shipments.

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