LG prepping Optimus G Pro with a 5.5-inch, full 1080p display for South Korea

Posted on Feb 7 2013 - 10:00am by Mike Wewerka
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optimus g pro 580x357 LG prepping Optimus G Pro with a 5.5 inch, full 1080p display for South Korea

Just when you think that Android manufacturers couldn’t speed up their refresh cycles any faster, LG changes the game. Late last year LG released the Optimus G (world-wide), which turned out to be the companies first truly impressive device. Then it was just announced that Japan would receive an updated version called the Optimus G Pro, with a 5-inch 1080p display and a faster 1.7GHz quad-core processor. Now it appears that before that device even hits store shelves in Japan, LG is upping the ante again with the Optimus G Pro (yeah, the same name) for South Korea. This time however, it will feature a larger 5.5-inch display, again with a full HD 1080p resolution. The Korean version of the G Pro will feature the same 1.7GHz processor, but the battery appears to be slightly larger at 3,140mAh, over the Japanese model’s 3,000mAh, presumably for the extra .5-inches of display. The Korean model will also come with 32GB of storage standard and will also support expandable storage with SD cards.

One can’t help but noticed the striking similarity of the Korean Optimus G Pro and the Galaxy Note II by Samsung… the question now is whether or not LG’s model will sell as well as Samsung’s Phablet device.

Sadly, there has been no word on whether LG has plans to bring this massive device to the US or other territories beyond the shores of South Korea, but assuming it sells well, and when you consider that Samsung’s Note II has sold over 10 million devices, there is a good possibility.

Source: Phone Arena