AT&T makes the LG Optimus G Pro 5.5-incher official for $200 on contract, preorders start May 3


As promised, AT&T just made the LG Optimus G Pro official on its LTE carrier network. LG's seasonal flagship has many aces up its sleeve with a monstrous 5.5" Full HD display in a fairly compact body, 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 with 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP camera on the back, 32 GB of internal memory plus a microSD slot for expansion, and rounding it up with an equally impressive 3140 mAh battery pack, not to mention the IR blaster for controlling your TV, stereo and AC unit.

With these specs, it can go against any other flagship and beat it at its own game, and LG has spiced things up on the software front, too, with the QSlide apps hovering set, enhanced camera capabilities like a Dual Recording mode that lets you shoot with both cameras at once, and eye-tracking algorithms, for which it recently entered a kerfuffle about with Samsung on the topic of who introduced it first.

Android 4.1.2 is running the show, and the handset will be available for preorder as soon as Friday, shipping May 10 for the usual $199.99 two-year contract price, and you can read our thorough review of its Korean Optimus G Pro spitting image to warm up while you wait. Of course, AT&T's recent homebrew "cash for clunkers" program applies against the G Pro, so you can bring your rattled three-year-old or younger phone, and LG's finest will run you just a Benjamin, which is a sweet deal from any angle.


AT&T and LG Unveil Powerful, Full HD Optiums G Pro

LG Optimus G Pro(TM) Enables Users to Connect and Share Like a Pro; Suite of Sharing, Multitasking Capabilities Enrich Users’ Demanding Lives
New York, New York, May 01, 2013


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AT&T* and LG Electronics USA announced today the LG Optimus G Pro, available exclusively from AT&T, for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement beginning May 10. LG Optimus G Pro is a powerful smartphone offering innovative solutions designed to help users creatively and more deeply connect, express and share their lives while providing the superior power and performance required to manage life on-the-go. Customers excited to reserve their Optimus G Pro can pre-order the device beginning May 3 at www.att.com/optimusgpro. While supplies last, anyone who pre-orders will receive a free Quick Cover black folio case.

The LG Optimus G Pro comes packed with a host of high-performance features that refine mobile communication and help users better organize their lives. Backed by the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.7GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, users can access content and complete tasks faster than ever:

The brilliant 5.5-inch, 1920 X 1080 Full HD IPS display (400ppi) gives users more pixels and screen real estate to view and show off content.
The 13 MP Full HD rear-facing camera and 2.1 MP Full HD front-facing camera let users zoom in on even the most intricate of details and its unique Dual Recording feature allows simultaneous recording with both cameras for an amazing dimensional perspective.
The LG Optimus G Pro runs on AT&T 4G LTE, which currently covers nearly 200 million people; with plans to expand to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014. In a report**** by independent testing organization RootMetrics, AT&T's 4G LTE network was called “blazing fast." The report found AT&T’s 4G LTE network delivered the fastest pure LTE speeds in markets where AT&T provided 4G LTE.

“From engagements to weddings, to newborns to family gatherings and work to vacation, active and involved people require robust mobile technology designed specifically to support and enrich their lives,” said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. “LG Optimus G Pro is the ultimate device for creating, viewing and sharing media content, whether it be HD video in full 1080p or high-resolution photos. This device offers a vast collection of features and capabilities for those who want and need the best multitasking functionality.”

“The LG Optimus G Pro gives AT&T customers the ability to create and share rich content easily,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “There’s no better place to experience that content than exclusively on our 4G LTE network, the nation’s fastest.”

Whether users are multitasking industry professionals who require powerful recording and viewing capabilities or just want great mobile technology, LG Optimus G Pro provides the tools to capture important moments and share them with family, friends and co-workers.

With Dual Recording, users capture special and productive moments from both sides of life, all simultaneously on a single screen. The combination of a powerful quad-core processor and 13 MP video camera lets you zoom in tight on the finest of details when viewing your recordings and helps maintain video playback quality and image resolution.

LG Optimus G Pro features a stylish ergonomic design with a narrow screen bezel delivering a more comfortable in-hand experience and great “pocketability.” Hardware features enhance productivity while providing fun, entertaining moments. QuickRemote is a universal remote application that utilizes the built-in Infrared (IR) sensor, turns the device into a Universal Remote Control for use with compatible TVs, Blu-Ray players, cable provider set-top boxes and more.

The LG Optimus G Pro also comes packed with features designed to enhance and simplify your experience. With VuTalk™, users can draw and share fun and productive notes in real time*** between compatible devices, creating new ways for to express your creativity beyond traditional text-based communication*****. Using QSlide 2.0, you can also overlay up to two application windows on an existing open application, adjusting size and transparency as needed, for advanced yet convenient multitasking. For spur-of-the-moment thoughts or just to add some fun commentary to photos or screenshots, QuickMemo™ lets you take screenshots and add personalized notes, drawings and messages, then share them via social media, text or email.

Key Features

- Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor with 2 GB RAM

- Expansive 5.5" 1080p Full HD IPS Screen (400 ppi resolution)

- Long-Lasting 3,140 mAh Battery

- Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

- Advanced 13 MP Full HD Camera with Dual Recording

- 2.1 MP Full HD Front-Facing Camera for Dual Recording and Video Conferencing

- Visually and Audibly Collaborate in Real Time with VuTalk

- QSlide 2.0 for Advanced and Convenient Multitasking

- Audio Zoom to enhance audio quality during video capture by focusing audio mics on the video target

- QuickRemote for Universal Remote Control

- Pocketable Ergonomic Design with Narrow Bezel

- Internal Storage: 32 GB on-board, support for up to 64 GB of expandable memory for a total of 96 GB

- Bluetooth® Version 4.0

Pricing and Availability

LG Optimus G Pro will be available for preorder online May 3 at www.att.com/optimusgpro and in AT&T retail stores May 10 for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.


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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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