LG has just announced the Optimus G Pro! This is the newest addition to the G family and is the first have a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS Display! IT features a new user interface that was specially designed for a smartphone with a larger display. The Optimus G Pro’s Full HD IPS display has 1920 X 1080 pixels at 400ppi! This will make for a great display and you can see that from the photos in the gallery. It has an upgraded 13 megapixel back camera with LED flash and it records video in Full HD. On the front you get a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera. The new user interface comes with Dual Recording, this will let you simultaneously use the front and back cameras to get a unique picture-in-picture experience. This is only found on the LG Optimus G Pro. With VR Panorama you can take photos to create a unique full 360 view. You will get upgraded versions of QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo as well. It will be running Android 4.1.2 JellyBean with the new LG user interface, For speed it will have a 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor with 2GB of RAM. It will be able to access 4G LTE networks as well. It has a larger 3140mAh battery that is both removable and wireless charging capable. Overall, I am super excited about the new LG Optimus G Pro and I cannot wait to get my hand-on it! It will be launching Korea this week. However, no word on when it is coming to the United States or other regions as of yet, but we will update you as soon as it is announced. For more information check out the gallery and press release below.
OPTIMUS G PRO, LG’S FIRST FULL HD SMARTPHONE, LAUNCHES THIS WEEK IN KOREA
LG’s 5.5-inch Full HD IPS Display Device to Make Appearance at MWC
SEOUL, Feb. 18, 2013 — Hot on the heels of the success of Optimus G, LG Electronics (LG) today introduced the newest addition to the G family to the Korean public. With the largest display yet to appear on an LG smartphone, the 4G LTE-equipped Optimus G Pro with 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display and new UX features was developed to meet the growing demand for smartphones with large screens.
The Full HD IPS display on the Optimus G Pro — developed in partnership with LG Display — delivers 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi. The smartphone offers the largest battery capacity in its class at 3,140mAh, allowing for Full HD viewing enjoyment for hours on end. And with an improved 13MP rear and 2.1MP front camera, users can also capture images and videos in Full HD, the same quality found on high-definition TVs.
The Optimus G Pro also comes with advanced UX features developed specifically for the device, such as Dual Recording and Virtual Reality (VR) Panorama. Dual Recording allows users to capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience. And VR Panorama allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360 view. Creative and innovative UX features popular with Optimus G users have been added to the Optimus G Pro, such as an upgraded QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo.
“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 Mobile Communications Company. “We will continue to expand our position in the premium LTE smartphone segment with our superior display technology and unique user experience.”
Optimus G Pro Key Specifications:
• Chipset: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
• RAM: 2GB DDR
• Memory: 32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)
• Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
• Camera: Rear 13.0MP with LED Flash / Front 2.1MP
• OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
• Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)
• Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm