Telecom Lead Asia: LG has launched 4G LTE-equipped Optimus G Pro with 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display and new UX features in Korea.
The smartphone with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS and Qualcomm chips will be at display at Mobile World Congress 2013.
Recently, LG said it would launch Optimus G, its 4G / LTE smartphone, over 50 countries in January. Optimus G has already been launched in the United States, Canada, Korea and Japan and received favorable reviews. Optimus G was launched in last September and LG is now aiming to build on the excitement already generated to launch the device in other LTE markets.
Launch of new smartphones is important for LG Mobile Communications to improve revenue growth. It has posted 15 percent increase in fourth quarter revenue to $2.58 billion. The growth was driven by smartphones. Smartphone shipments grew 23 percent compared to the previous quarter, increasing to 8.6 million devices from the 7 million in the third quarter.
Optimus G Pro is the first smartphone with the largest display from LG. The full HD IPS display was developed in partnership with LG Display.
LG says it has offered better battery to support user needs.
Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, says the Optimus G Pro was developed specifically to deliver vivid and superb picture quality in a large display smartphone form factor.
Optimus G Pro Specifications:
1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
2GB DDR RAM
32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
Rear 13.0MP with LED Flash / Front 2.1MP
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)
Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm