LG Optimus G Pro 5in Full HD smartphone announced

LG has confirmed it is working on an upgraded version of its Optimus G handset, adding a Full HD 5in display

23 Jan 2013
LG Optimus G Pro

LG has confirmed that it is to launch an upgraded version of its Optimus G Android smartphone, dubbed the Optimus G Pro.

Confirmed in full by Japanese network partner NTT Docomo, the Optimus G Pro has a raft of improvements over its predecessor including a more powerful 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 5in high-resolution 1,920x1,080 screen compared to the original's 1,280x768 4.7in display, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as standard.

Not everything has changed, however: the device will still use 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage, which can be upgraded using a micro-SD card slot. The system also supports the Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) standard for transmission of video and sound to a compatible device over the charging cable, along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Long Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity and support for Near Field Communications (NFC).

With the LG-manufactured Nexus 4 handset selling well - a little too well, in fact, with stock shortages continuing to prove an issue despite promises from LG that manufacturing is being ramped up to meet demand - fans of the company's design will be interested to see what the Optimus G Pro brings, but thus far the company is silent on its plans for an international release with the device due to d├ębut in Japan in April.

More information on the Optimus G Pro, including the likelihood of the gadget seeing a UK launch later this year, are expected to appear from LG at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Feburary.

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