LG Optimus G Pro was the star of the LG booth at Mobile World Congress 2013. There were tens of journalists out there waiting in line just to get their hands on the South Korean phablet and play around with it. Its debut in South Korea is notable for LG, but there are other markets waiting for the Optimus G Pro, too, with Europeans and Americans drooling to have it in their pocket.
In a short video that was posted on YouTube, the South Korean phone maker is presenting some of the attracting features of LG Optimus G Pro: Dual Camera, which allows he users to use the front and rear cameras in the same time, Smart Video, which tracks user’s eyes and pauses a video when te smartphone detects that the user is not facing the 5.5-inch full HD display, and many more.
All these goodies will be a part of a software update that will roll out after the LG Optimus G Pro market launch. The software update for LG Optimus G Pro is called Value Pack.
What are the technical specifications of the LG Optimus G Pro? I’m glad you’ve asked. The LG phablet boasts a 5.5-inch True-HD IPS+ display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 401 ppi, while being underpinned by a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU.
LG Optimus G Pro also sports 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded with up to 64 GB courtesy of the microSD card slot. The primary camera has a 13 megapixel sensor with autofocus, LED flash and full HD video recording, while the front-facing 2.1 meagapixel camera records 1080p videos at 30 fps.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean-powered smartphone has all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone: LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot, bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB, 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS, and GLONASS.
All these were squeezed inside a 9.4 mm thin body that also accommodates a 3,140 mAh battery which contributes to the total weight of 160 grams.
The LG Optimus G Pro seems to be a powerful competitor in the fight against Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, or Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and even the unannounced Galaxy Note 3.