5" LG Optimus G Pro hits shelves in Japan, US to follow in Q2
Featuring Full HD IPS Display , High Capacity Battery and Advanced User Experience
SEOUL, April 4, 2013 – Following its successful launch in Korea, LG's Optimus G Pro is now available in Japan through NTT DOCOMO. The 5-inch Optimus G Pro - with Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon™ 600 Quad-Core processor and Full HD IPS display - sports a smaller form-factor than the device that was launched in Korea last month, designed specifically for the Japanese market.
The Optimus G Pro shows off its Full HD IPS Display with Zerogap Touch for the first time in the Japanese market. The large,5-inch (440ppi) display provides rich, crisp text, sharp images and wide viewing angles thanks to LG's display leadership demonstrated through the Full HD IPS and Zerogap Touch technologies. And with Qualcomm's advanced Snapdragon 600 at its core, the Optimus G Pro offers smooth and seamless performance unmatched in today's industry.
Continuing the Optimus G design heritage, the Optimus G Pro maintains a subtle, yet attractive checkerboard-like pattern in the back as well as a minimum bezel to offer a comfortable one-hand grip. Optimus G Pro's esteemed design is complemented by its exclusive user experience (UX) functions, such as Dual Recording and VR Panorama. Dual Recording allows users to place themselves in a video as they record with the front and rear cameras simultaneously and VR Panorama provides a full 360 view of one's surroundings, not just a wide landscape view.
Optimus G Pro comes with refreshed versions of innovative functions already popular among Optimus G users, including QSlide, QTranslator and QuickMemo. LG designed all of Optimus G Pro's functions with its Optimus User Interface (UI) in mind, which facilitates ease of use and simple device management.
"The Optimus G Pro showcases LG's leadership in display technology with its Full HD IPS Display and differentiated UX functions," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "With a combination of style and a unique mobile experience, Optimus G Pro carries on the premium heritage of the entire Optimus G series."
1. wendygarett (unregistered)
I don't like LG :(
8. alouden (Posts: 188; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Well, that clinches it! LG should just cancel their launch of this phone.
14. alouden (Posts: 188; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Sarcasm isn't communicated well in print. I am not suggesting the launch of this phone be scrapped. Far from it. I was responding to Wendy's comment.
10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Back after a weeks vacation®
You also said you hate WP+ Nokia™
5. henrys (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
the sad thing is that the optimus g came out in australia less than a month ago, the g pro will take ages to get here
6. hipnotika (Posts: 283; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
hımmm smells good :) 3000 mah battery will boost it up !
7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5069; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Now hit Japan......Q2 in US?? When it will release to my country? Q3? Q4?
9. alouden (Posts: 188; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Does anyone in the US know which carriers will get it? I know Verizon will not. They will release some low-end LG device in its place.
11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6144; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Damn that battery/phone is gorgeous. Too bad lg miss a chance too compete with htc one &p2 gs iv in april.
13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I like Japan's take on the Optimus G Pro's design more, minus the home button (I never liked it anyway) I'm a screensize-ophile though so bigger the better!
15. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
So has there been any word as to the screen size coming to the US? Because I'm due for an upgrade soon and it's between the S IV and this, but only if it has the 5.5" screen.