5.5 inch LG Optimus G Pro announced; coming to US in Q2 2013

LG announced the Optimus G smartphone in August, and the 4.7 inch smartphone was the first such device to use Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, the APQ806. Today, the company announced a much bigger version, the Optimus G Pro.

So, just how big is it? Try a Full HD IPS screen that's 5.5 inch in size and has a resolution of 1920x1080. That's Samsung Galaxy Note territory we are talking about. LG's press release also reveals that the Optimus G Pro will have Qualcomm's newly revealed 1.7GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 processor running things inside.

You'll find 2 GB of memory and 32 GB of storage inside this new super-smartphone, along with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera. The giant handset, which has the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS inside, also has a few extra software features. LG states:

Dual Recording allows users to capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience. And VR Panorama allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360o view. Creative and innovative UX features popular with Optimus G users have been added to the Optimus G Pro, such as an upgraded QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo.

The LG Optimus G Pro will go on sale in the company's native South Korea this week, for the local price of 968,000 won ($897). LG says it will go on sale in North America in the second quarter of 2013, but we suspect that it will be sold with a new two-year contract for a much lower price.

Source: LG | Image via LG

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I hope they don't blow it off with bloat in software.

Look at Note 2. Quad core CPU with Quad Core GPU. But still stutters like a bi**h. But then I installed Cyanogenmod and I immediately missed Samsung Keyboard and S-Pen. So back to stuttery stock experience.

This is the problem with Android. Too much choice that we can't make up our mind with regards to what is right for us.

LG has so much potential but I bet the User experience is going to suck as always.

Really, do all new phones have to look like the iPhone 5 now? First the HTC and now this. Bring some unique ideas please.

Gungel said,
Really, do all new phones have to look like the iPhone 5 now? First the HTC and now this. Bring some unique ideas please.

Looks better than the iPhone 5 IMO. Not all stretched out. Apple's narrow long iPhone 5 look is off.

Gungel said,
Really, do all new phones have to look like the iPhone 5 now? First the HTC and now this. Bring some unique ideas please.

1000 X Facepalm

Such ignorance.
It actually looks more like a Note 2 than a crappy iPhone