Shunal DokeJul 03, 2013 13:15:37 IST
LG will be launching its new flagship handset—the Optimus G Pro—in India tomorrow. The phablet has already made its way to other Asian countries earlier this year and presumably took so long to come to India because it was being rolled out one country at a time. The smartphone is expected to be priced around the Rs 40,000 range.
Some of the big highlights of this handset include a 5-5-inch full HD display and Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC clocked at 1.7GHz, with the graphics being handled by an Adrena 320 GPU. Other impressive features include 32GB on-board memory and a microSD slot that allows for expansion up to 64GB. We got some hands-on time with the device during LG's tech exhibition held in Delhi back in April.
Finally coming to India
The successor to the Optimus G will take on the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and has the right set of specs to attract buyers. The IPS display has a pixel density of around 401 pixels per inch thanks to the full HD resolution. It has 2GB of RAM. Importantly, to keep the high-spec'd handset going for long, LG has packed in a 3140 mAh battery, which should ideally deliver extended usage. The Optimus G Pro ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with LG's proprietary Optimus UI running on top.
The primary camera on the G Pro is a 13 megapixel snapper, while the front-facing unit is of the 2.1 megapixel variety. In addition to the powerful camera hardware, the Optimus G Pro comes packed with UI features such as Dual Camera and Dual Recording to capture pictures or videos with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously. Further, the camera has a VR Panorama feature, which allows users to shoot entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360° view. Users can pause and resume recording to shoot short snippets of video, which can then be viewed as one continuous file.
In case you missed the train, here are some of the key features of the G Pro:
- 5.5-inch True HD-IPS + LCD with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
- 13 megapixel camera on the back with LED flash and 2.1 megapixel front-facing cam
- 32GB of internal storage, further expandable up to 64GB