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LG announces 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro phablet, A Galaxy Note II rival

Optimus G Pro

LG has announced it’s new high-end Android smartphone LG Optimus G Pro, which is expected to be seen at the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. The 5.5-inch IPS display of the smartphone has a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 with a pixel density of 400ppi, which is below the Sony’s new top, Xperia Z and ZL. Both Xperia models offers pixel density of 441ppi, more than Galaxy Note II and iPhone 5 which features a display of 277pp and 326ppi respectively.

The Optimus G Pro features a new Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.7 GHz, making it one of the most powerful mobile processor in the market. It also includes a 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 64 GB via MicroSD card.

[two_third]On the rear side, it features a 13-megapixel camera and a 2.1 megapixel integrated camera with a special treat, both camera enables you record a video simultaneously.[/two_third]


Both cameras capture video simultaneously


The Optimus G Pro is equipped with LTE and also support UMTS and GSM. However, LG did not specify the frequencies covered by the device. Considering the other features, it will also include a dual-band Wi-Fi chip and there will also Bluetooth and an NFC chip.

The Optimus G Pro runs Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean including the customized user interface of LG. There is a three window view that will allow the user to keep tracking all the three application easily, which is similar kind of feature that we have already seen in Galaxy Note II.


G Optimus Pro supports wireless charging technology


[one_half_last]The smartphone measures 150.2×76.1×9.4 mm and weighs 172 grams. It sports a 3,140 mAh battery that can be charged by means of wireless technology. Probably, the Qi wireless charging standard is supported.[/one_half_last]

LG is bringing the Optimus G Pro on the Korean market this week, where it will cost 968,000 won. It will hit the US and Japan in the second quarter of this year. However, LG has not commented on the pricing of the device. Optimus LG Pro is expected to be uncovered at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.

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