Reports are indicating that LG is readying a cheaper dual SIM variant of the Optimus G Pro model. Russian sources claim that the new smartphone will be called LG G Pro Lite Dual and that it’s technical specifications will rather recommend it as a mid-ranger.
While the Optimus G Pro arrived with a 5.5-inch full HD display, for the G Pro Lite Dual LG will keep the size but reduce the resolution to 540 x 960 pixels, which will halve the pixel density. Moreover, the G Pro Lite Dual will ditch the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset squeezed inside the Optimus G Pro, for a cheaper and less powerful dual-core 1 GHz CPU.
The amount of RAM was also cut in half to 1 GB, while the internal storage is 8 GB, expandable using microSD cards. Judging by the rumored technical specifications, the LG G Pro Lite Dual will be compete against the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 on the market.
According to reports the LG handset will run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, while sporting an 8 MP primary camera. The same Russian publication writes that G Pro Lite Dual will be 150 mm tall, 77 mm wide, and 9.5 mm thin and that it will pack a 3,140 mAh battery.
Rumor has it that the smartphone will become available for purchase on the Russian market mid October, a debut on other markets being scheduled for late October and early November. The rumored price for the dual-SIM smartphone is €400.