LG Optimus G Pro was launched for the Japanese markets by the South Korean conglomerate with a 5-inch 1080p display joining the ranks of the large screen high-definition devices, which have been creating a buzz in the smartphone market. Sony Xperia Z and the Huawei Ascend D2 were also launched earlier in the big screen category.
The device will be available in Japan from April, but the launch date of LG Optimus G Pro for other territories is still unknown. HTC had earlier rolled out different 5-inch display devices for different territories, though it is still uncertain whether LG will follow in the same path or not.
The features of LG Optimus G Pro include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor supported by 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for expansion. The smartphone will operate on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and provide LTE support. The device features a 13-megapixel rear and 2.4-megapixel front camera.
The predecessor of Optimus G Pro has been increasing the sales numbers according to a recent release from the company. Optimus G was reported to sell 1 million units since its launch a few months ago. Japanese carrier NTT Docomo will be the official network provider for the new offering from LG.
As the LG Optimus G Pro was announced, rumours about the South Korean conglomerate building a 5.5-inch display smartphone have surfaced. The device has been code-named as ‘GK’ and is rumoured to operate on a quad-core processor.