News by Andrew Kameka on Monday February 18, 2013.
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LG has reportedly been developing an updated Optimus G to rival the Samsung Galaxy Note II, and the company today confirmed that its Optimus G Pro will debut in North America in the second quarter of 2012.
Following the emerging trend of large, high-quality displays, the LG Optimus Pro features a 5.5-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution. The full HD screen has more than 400 ppi and increased brightness balanced with a design to consume less power. Speaking of power consumption, the device has a 3,140 mAh battery. It also has a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of memory, and a microSD slot that supports up to 64GB cards. Connectivity options include LTE, HSPA+, and EV-DO. The phone also supports USB 2.0 Host mode, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, SlimPort HDMI, and wireless charging.
The Optimus G Pro runs Android 4.1 integrated with LG's Optimus UX. The phone will ship with LG's custom interface and added applications, including improved camera software for tracking moving subjects, taking automatic panoramic images, and a dual recording mode that captures images from the front and rear cameras. LG includes a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera.
LG will launch the Optimus G Pro first in Korea, followed by Japan and North America in the second quarter of 2012. Pricing information is not yet available.source: LG (Korea)
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