LG officially announced the launch of the Optimus G Pro in its home country South Korea this week, more precisely on 20 February. While the Japan-bound L-04E model has a 5-inch Full HD display, the Korean variant is even bigger with a 5.5-inch display. The XL-sized handset will also be shown at the 2013 Mobile World Congress and be launched in the US market in Q2.
The bigger Optimus G Pro is also more powerful, being the first device to pack a 1.7-inch Qualcomm SnapDragon 600 processor. You can expect 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal flash memory. The phablet gets a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920×1080 Full HD resolution and 400ppi pixel density. It has a 13 Megapixel main camera with LED flash and a 2.1 Megapixel front-facing camera, both capable of Full HD video recording. You can use the Dual Recording function to capture video with both cameras simultaneously for a picture-in-picture experience. The VR Panorama is similar to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean’s PhotoSphere, allowing “shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360o view.”
With huge display and dual-core chip, the Optimus G Pro also packs a 3140mHz battery to provide hours of Full HD viewing. Other features include Bluetooth, WiFi, microSD card slot, wireless charging as well as LG’s improved UI and upgraded QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo features. LG keeps the handset slim at 9.4mm.