Yesterday saw the announcement of three new Android smartphones from LG, the L3 II, L5 II and L7 II, so you may have been expecting the company to keep quiet until Mobile World Congress. Instead it has revealed another new phone, but this time it’s on a much bigger scale than the L Series II handsets.
The device is the Optimus G Pro, which is a new entry into the world of tablet/smartphone hybrids, and will challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 when it eventually hits the shelves. It’s equipped with a massive 5.5-inch display, and trumps the Note 2’s 720p resolution by upping it to 1080p. That’s probably the same as the TV in your living room.
LG hasn’t confirmed any other specifications for the Optimus G Pro, except to say that it’ll have a quad-core processor and a slightly curved screen; however it’s probably going to be very similar to the Optimus G Pro recently announced for Japan. Although they share the same name, the Japanese device has a 5-inch 1080p screen, plus a quad-core Snapdragon chip, a 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Like the remainder of the L Series II, we think the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro will be part of LG’s line-up at Mobile World Congress later this month. Let’s hope so, as at the moment it’s only scheduled for release in Korea, so MWC would be the perfect opportunity to talk about an international release.