Good news for folks in Asia seeking an alternative to the iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy range. LG has announced plans to make its flagship Optimus G Pro smartphone available across the region during June, expanding the device’s presence in Asia beyond its home market of South Korea.
The 5.5-inch phone will go on sale in Hong Kong first, next month, before making its way to a range of other markets including Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Philippine, Vietnam and Malaysia later in June.
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There’s no word on pricing for each market, which will come in advance of each local launch, but, in Korea, it was initially priced at 968,000 won, which is just under $900.
Looking much like its predecessor — the Optimus G — the 4G-LTE device sports a larger 5.5-inch full HD IPS display — 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400 ppi – with a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 2.1-megapixel shooter on the front. The Jelly Bean-powered phone was the first in the industry to run on the 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor from Qualcomm, and it includes 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory.
Commenting on the expansion, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, says:
LG’s Optimus G Pro sets a new benchmark in the over 5-inch display smartphone category which is catching on with consumers everywhere who aren’t interested in owning both a phone and a tablet. Asian customers are leading many of today’s technology trends and we’re confident Optimus G Pro will find a large following in this region.
Full specs below:
- Chipset: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor
- RAM: 2GB DDR
- Memory: 32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)
- Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP with LED Flash / Front 2.1MP
- OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Battery: 3,140mAh (removable / wireless charging capable)
- Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm
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