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" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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19 Comments

1. debugger919 unregistered

nice!

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Man at&t getting all the good phones first the gs IV, htc one now the optimus g pro. Doing a good job. All they need is the Xperia zl too make it comeplete

7. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The HTC One is going to be banned everywhere soon. Nokia is sueing them. They are seeking a worldwide ban on the device. Already banned in a few places.

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Another HTC hater,bashing the company on every article whenever possible. Before you even comments,at least get to know the facts and whole story first. Nokia isn't seeking a ban on HTC devices,they're already replacing that chip about the microphone found on the one that is similar with the lumia720

13. SkOne

Posts: 105; Member since: May 02, 2012

It was ruled that the mic that was used on the One was a mistake of the manufacturer who made the chip, Not HTC. Get your facts straight bro.

3. Adithya7184 unregistered

finally Lg galaxy note 2......oh...sorry optimus g pro official...lol

4. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

This is nice! If I didn't enjoy the S-Pen so much on my Note 2 I'd look into this for sure.

5. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

LOOK at those specs! Look at that 2 year price!

6. PONDERTED

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

A 5.5" 1080p phone with 32gb with removable battery and expandable memory for 99.00,That is Hot! root to remove the bloat if you don't like it keep it for a bit and sell it to get the next Nexus!

8. Jillsandwich

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Or.. the GS Note 3. Just saying. I plan on getting one of these. I want the 1080p screen that the newer models have, but the extra screen size that the Note 2 has. This thing is the perfect combination. I just hope there's a strong ROM community behind this one.

9. FlushGordon unregistered

I do hope Samsung will follow suit in their next Note 3 release...32 gigs SHOULD be the darn minimum!!!!

17. SiyabongaMoss

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Lol when i got my note 2 it came with 32 gigs problem solved....

11. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Price is the only thing that would make ppl.get itnover note 2 other wise come with your own...note owns this department they started. ..

12. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

This is definitely a WANNA BE GALAXY NOTE 2 bootleg device. This is nothing more than a large screened smartphone with NO productivity abilities or real multitasking options. They copied every aspect of the Galaxy Note 2 button placements, home button, everything of course except software. My Galaxy Note 2 came to market in November with 4.1.1 jellybean and now has 4.1.2. This device launches with old software how great. This is why LG sucks software is there biggest flaw. Bottom line here folks Samsung owns this space period Lg is not even in the top five manufacturers

14. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The thing with att they will get any new phone they dont care if it sells or not they want every new ohone on there network

15. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

why is it so Similar to the gn2. The only thing diffrent is they put the back and menu button switch places

16. kissily

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 09, 2012

The Optimus G Pro to me is a copy of the Galaxy S4. Almost the same in all areas

18. funkshit

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

Take a look at it for real. You would never feel that it resembles Galaxy note 2. Definitely, Op G Pro is the best-selling phone now in S. Korea.

19. acee00

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

When is the Optimus G Pro coming to Canada, can anyone answer this for me ??

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