LG sources tip the existence of a 5.5" Optimus G Pro, slated for Q1 launch
The Optimus G Pro, which is likely to be launched locally in the first quarter, is set to pack a 5.5-inch full high-definition (HD) display and run on a quad-core application processor, the company said.
LG said it plans to ramp up the user experience and hardware features of the Optimus G on the new device.
1. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Xperia Z's first rival.
i think Sony will win this one.
2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1308; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
this might win if this has a IPS pannel and the s4 prime ,
4. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
OFC it has IPS pannel, what else, they demoed it on CES, AH-IPS LCD 5,5" 1080p
5. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
this one has a main disadvantage: heaviness and thickness. in regard of design both are sexy but i still prefer Sony with its shiny glassy body.
6. MeoCao (unregistered)
5.5", it will compete with Note 2
7. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
yeah but you and I both know where the Note 2 floors this baby...agree not the screen maybe nt even the body but rather a mixture of great hardware and awesome software optimizations is where the Note 2 really shines....thats why other manufacturers can make a 6 inch phone if they want to (and Huawei did) but unles they strike the balace with features and figure out a way to utilize the giant screen estate they wont even touch the Note 2....but I am hopeful of LG though as they're a godd company
11. MeoCao (unregistered)
Commercially Note 2 will beat this tablet as Samsung distribution and marketing are so good.
But technically I think LG has learned a lot how to make phones and phablets, partly from Note 2 itself.
Coupling with the hi res screen I think this new phablet can be a real challenger to Note 2.
24. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
LG makes some of the best hardware parts and I have no doubt in my mind that they would do a fantastic job of manufacturing a great device but the problem lies in their software and LG has one of the worst Android user interfaces. the day they hit the balance between the hardware and software count me into buying a new device just like how I root for the Nexus
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5578; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Yup-per on what makes the Note II great. Sammy does seem to have hit on what constitutes the sweet spot for Android users.
23. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
the genius of Samsung is not only have they built a pocketable device with a huge display but they have provided the tools required by consumers to harness the power of that screen it's not just a big handset with the big screen it's much more than doctors
9. jan25 (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Why the hell is the obsession for the Xperia Z for? We haven't even seen how the device performs, especially when Sony is known for their laggy UI, bad battery life and delayed updates. Stop the fanboyism please.
15. Commentator (Posts: 2324; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
You're imploring a stop to fanboyism? On THIS website? "I think Sony will win this one" is one of the least biased statements I've ever seen here. At least he didn't try to moralize his reasoning like so many Samsung and Apple fanboys do, as if the smartphone you choose defines the life you live.
16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5578; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Especially since ema prefaced his post with "I think..."
Opinion is what this site is all about.
19. jan25 (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
he thinks a phone is better than the other when one isn't released and the other isn't even announced!! it's fanboyism at its best.
18. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Demo videos of the xperia z were 100% smooth no lag.
17. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
This is a Note 2 and Huawei Ascend Mate rival not a xperia z.
I do agree that Sony will win Lg has a bad reputation for smartphones.
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Not bad...every manufacturer is coming up with 5+ inchers, except for Nokia, Apple and Motorola...won't be long i guess.
Wait, MWC next month??
Looks like PA will be my phone's best friend still :)
21. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Apple will NEVER DO IT so don't expect it. Apple never innovates.
22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Oh, i don't...i'm just including Apple on the below 5 inchers department.
10. kanagadeepan (Posts: 638; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Better they avoid the 4:3 screen ratio in 5.5" phablets and not repeat VU story...
20. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Keeping it real nothing beats Samsung plain and simple. I am happy to see other gain entrance into this market created by Samsung. Bottom line folks the Galaxy Note 2 is industry leading the ultimate all purpose device ever made period. The Galaxy Note 3 will be the BEST THING EVER. Everybody else fall back Samsung owns this space.