LG Optimus G Pro announced (again) but UK launch still distant

LG Optimus G Pro announced (again) but UK launch still distant

LG really does have a strange way of launching new products. It dishes up details of its new kit in waves, seemingly trying to get multiple mentions in the tech press headlines as we all try to work out whether the device it's talking about is now actually official or not.

The latest example is the LG Optimus G Pro, which we covered last week of course, but which we now have more details on plus specifics on when it'll be hitting the mainstream.

We'll start with the good news, which is the rather mighty specification. We can forget all about the confusion over whether the display is 5in or 5.5in – the version we'll be seeing internationally will indeed be the larger of the two, and it will indeed be a 1080p panel delivering a more-than-ample 440ppi of density.

Processor-wise it's even better, as LG has managed to shoehorn the new Snapdragon 600 processor, which was only announced at CES 2013 last month, inside the Optimus G Pro, running at 1.7GHz. That's supported by 2GB of RAM.

An impressive 13MP/2.1MP camera combo keeps the good news coming, as does the presence of a microSD card slot despite 32GB of internal memory, a choice too many rivals have been failing to deliver recently.

As expected the battery is a meaty 3,140mAh unit, though it probably won't go as far as the high capacity implies given the high-end spec throughout, while your version of Android is Jelly Bean 4.1.2-flavoured.

Most of that simply confirms existing rumours or what LG told us last week. What is new, though, is details on when we'll get to see it, which very much counts as “the bad news”.

Well, that's unless you're reading this from South Korea, in which case you'll be able to weigh down your hand with this 5.5in beast on Wednesday. Beyond that, LG says the Optimus G Pro will be heading to North America in Q2, with the lack of specifics surrounding European availability implying that we'll only get to see it in the UK some time after that.

Oh well, it gives you plenty of time to get your pockets reinforced. Expect the LG Optimus G Pro to once again hit the headlines at Mobile World Congress next week. We'll try to remember we've already written about it 57 times when it happens.

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 18, 2013 at 13:26

Isn't the Snapdragon 600 the same as the existing S4 Pro, just named under the new system? I thought the 800 was the chip which is actually new.

Then again, I could be wrong, Qualcomm's chip naming systems confuse me, how the hell average consumers are meant to understand it is beyond me.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 18, 2013 at 14:05

LG just cannot interest me. No idea why, really. In 5 minutes I will have forgotten this article, Matt's inane reply and my own comment.
Martin could post this every ten minutes and I wouldn't notice o_ O

Sorry, LG

Pondlife  Feb. 18, 2013 at 14:42

As you don't like android anyway that can't help

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 18, 2013 at 14:45

Inane? Bit harsh...

Pondlife  Feb. 18, 2013 at 14:59

Nice thin bezel on the sides.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 18, 2013 at 21:01

Inane? Bit harsh...
Sorry. Who knows what I meant. Not me :D

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 18, 2013 at 21:13

Inane? Bit harsh...



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