LG has announced its flagship Optimus G Pro smartphone will be rolling out in 40 new territories this week, but the UK, it seems, won't be one of them.
It continues LG's strategy of holding back its top devices from local shores until our “immature” 4G LTE network is more mature.
Little did we think that the arrival of 4G in the UK would actually decrease the choice of handsets available on the local market, yet in LG's case that's exactly what's happened.
We only saw the LG Optimus G in March (more than half a year after it went on sale elsewhere), and there's been no sign of the Optimus G Pro at all. And based on this latest development that's not likely to change soon.
However, the Optimus G Pro snub could actually turn out to be good news in the long run. Since LG's pronouncement back in February that our LTE infrastructure wasn't up to scratch, things have moved forward a fair bit.
And with the Snapdragon 800-packing LG G2 set to be announced early next month, LG could have decided to jump straight to the G2 and skip the G Pro altogether. Here's hoping.