5.5" LG G Pro Lite announced with stylus, dual speakers, dual SIM and modest specs


LG just lifted the veil from its rumored G Pro Lite phablet, which seems destined to battle with Samsung's Mega line. The phone keeps the screen size of its namesake at 5.5", but with much lower 540x960 resolution.

The processor is also slimmed down to an entry MediaTek level, dual-core and clocked at 1 GHz. The G Pro Lite sports 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage plus a microSD slot, and an 8 MP rear camera. The beefy 3140 mAh battery should do endurance wonders with this screen and specs. The G Pro Lite is comparatively thin at 9.4mm, and weighs the reasonable for a 5.5" phone 164g.

A stand-out feature are the dual speakers "for excellent audio performance with or without headphones," which is not something you see on a phone every day, let alone an affordable phablet.

Not only that, but the phablet comes with an embedded stylus, similar to Samsung's Note line, and dual SIM capability, which hints that it is targeted towards emerging market customers which are jonesing for a phablet with two SIM cards and on the cheap. The stylus is tucked at the top, not the bottom like with the Galaxy Notes. but like them comes with dedicated Notes app for handwriting, and the dual SIM functions also gets an accompanying Hot Key for quick switch between networks.

The LG G Pro Lite is coming in Black or White to Latin America as soon as this month,  followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East. What, you didn't think such a handset would make a cameo stateside, did you?

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17 Comments

1. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

They should have included quadcore mediatek processor, in place of Dual core one, then this would have been a good option in low midrange.........

7. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

more core does not means better perform and the mediatek quadcore processor most are cortex-a7 i think this one will having dualcore cortex a9 which has better perform

12. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Sorry but this article says otherwise. Everyone is using Mediateks quad cores now. Face it.http://m.tech2.com/news/smartphones/mediatek-mt6589-at-the-heart-of-indias-quadcore-smartphone-boom/906550

2. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

LG is started getting into track ..good for them :)

3. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

LG aka GoldStar Copycats of Copycats!

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Any arguments?

4. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Who buys this? Even Note 2 is better than this

9. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

"Even"?

11. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Yes ;)

14. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

"targeted towards emerging market customers which are jonesing for a phablet with two SIM cards and on the cheap" i dont think the Note 2 is aimed at these customers. u really should READ

5. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

why do all android devices look alike nowadays.

6. Th_Brazil

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The LG Pro Lite is now available in Brazil .... Mediocre! Price is equivalent to $ 545 dollars! incredible!!!

10. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Buy a regular LG G Pro (E988) for $582. The best part is that you get a free flip cover. No spare battery and charger though.

16. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

I got the E988 the other day for £365, i think that's a bargain, my only gripe is the loudspeaker is poor. I am a bit jealous of the stylus though, the QuickMemo would be better with it. Why though LG - 4.1.2, what a joke ting!

17. Th_Brazil

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Yes.... In Brazil companies like to earn more! =/

13. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I remember when having dual loud speakers was a necessary for a mid to high end device back in 2006-2007. not an advantage to brag about

15. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Without the LG logo, you might think its a Samsung galaxy note. If LG will market it vigorously, they will have a better future.

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