5.5-Inch LG Optimus G Pro Headed to North America Q2
After having teased the updated 5.5-inch version of the Optimus G Pro smartphone, LG has let the cat out of the bag in saying that its 1080p HD resolution smartphone will also be headed to North America. It’s unclear if this means the U.S., Mexico, Canada, or both at this time, but hopeful owners of the Optimus G Pro will be happy to know that LG is thinking beyond its home South Korean market.
The device will be among the first to utilize Qualcomm’s newly minted Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor that’s clocked at 1.7 GHz. The LG Optimus G was among the first devices to hit the market with the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, so this will be a nice revival for the LG and Qualcomm partnership. According to The Verge, which had attended the smartphone’s unveiling in Korea, the Snapdragon 600 was more responsive than the prior edition of the chipset on the 720p HD resolution Optimus G despite having to support the added pixels on this pixel-dense display.
In addition to the Snapdragon 600, there will be a higher-end Snapdragon 800 CPU. The Snapdragon 800 won’t be debuting on the LG Optimus G Pro, however, it seems.
The publication reports that the LG Optimus G Pro will be headed to North America sometime in Q2. Carriers, pricing, and specifics were not announced, however.
In the U.S., LG’s Optimus G smartphone is currently available on Sprint Nextel and AT&T Mobility. It’s unclear if LG can score additional carriers with the LG Optimus G Pro. Having been overshadowed by South Korean rival Samsung, it would be nice to see LG muscle its way onto all four national carriers’ lineup with this 1080p HD smartphone.
The device does carry LG’s interface on top of Android, which brings the Q Slide multitasking environment as well as an improved camera, according to The Verge. You can now run up to three apps in separate windows simultaneously.