Even though the LG didn’t hold an official launch event, the company has announced its new flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro. And we’re talking of a worldwide launch, because the device has already been released in Japan. The Japanese model of the LG Optimus G Pro has a display that measures 5 inches. This new version will be a little bigger having a 5.5-inch full HD screen and it will be released in North America and South Korea. We don’t know the reason why LG developed two variants of the LG Optimus G Pro, maybe the Japanese don’t like it big.
The hardware that the LG Optimus G Pro has under the hood is pretty impressive. It has the brand new Qualcomm CPU, the Snapdragon 600. Interesting is that Qualcomm has given up on the S4 brand, so its new processor will be simply called Snapdragon 600. If you think about it, the new CPU is basically an enhanced S4 Pro which is clocked a bit faster, at 1.7 GHz to be exact, which is 200 MHz more powerful than the old one. But the CPU is not the only piece of hardware that stands out, the other ones aren’t too bad either. We’re talking about 32GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM, a 13 MP rear camera, and a massive 3140 mAh battery. You should also know that the battery has some pretty neat characteristics. Apart from being removable, it can also be charged wirelessly.
Of course, we don’t have the LG Optimus G Pro yet, to be able to offer a complete analysis, but at first glance we can tell you that the company’s new flagship has the same appearance as the Samsung Galaxy Note. I don’t know how many units LG will manage to sell. I admit that’s it’s a phone that sports some nice hardware worthy of a flagship, but when it comes to that, LG was virtually no chance against HTC and Samsung, companies that are about to launch their own flagships namely the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, respectively. Not to mention that Sony will release the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. Comparing the LG Optimus G Pro with those other smartphones, I don’t know, I would say that LG’s device is my last choice.
LG knows how to make phones, that’s for sure (proof is the Nexus 4). However, they have to stop copying and pasting the design of the competition if the company wants to be in the top 5. Also, they should think about releasing software upgrades more often, because this is another reason why people don’t buy its products.
Anyway, do you think the LG Optimus G Pro will be a success, or just another Android smartphone passing by?