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LG announces a 5.5in Optimus G Pro smartphone

Set to debut at MWC
Wed Feb 13 2013, 10:00
The LG Optimus G Pro features a 5.5in 1080p HD screen

KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG unveiled the 5.5in Optimus G Pro smartphone on Wednesday, just hours after launching its L Series II lineup.

Seemingly keen to avoid announcing products at Mobile World Congress altogether this year, LG announced the Optimus G Pro in Korea just two weeks ahead of the Barcelona show.

Although the firm already has a Japan-only Optimus G Pro handset in its Android smartphone lineup, this latest release is a completely different device altogether, touting a larger 5.5in HD 1080p screen.

While LG has yet to reveal the handset's full specifications, it said that the Galaxy Note 2 competitor's touchscreen will come with a curved glass surface, which LG claimed will give its custom Android user interface a 2.5D view.

LG also said that the its latest Optimus G Pro smartphone features a smaller bezel than rival smartphones and is easier to grip than competing products.

If the original LG Optimus G Pro is anything to go by, we can also expect LG's latest release to feature a quad-core processor, Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, 2GB of RAM and, we suspect, a 13MP rear-facing camera. We expect to find out more at Mobile World Congress later this month.

We do know however that the LG Optimus G Pro will be released towards the end of February in black, white and silver models, although LG has yet to reveal its UK pricing and release date. We've contacted LG for further information. µ


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