We have to say that this year is shaping up to be a classic year of smartphone releases, with a whole bunch of world class handsets finding their way to market. In a normal year we are normally treated to one or two devices that can claim to be the best on the market, but this year we have the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, Blackberry Z10, Apple iPhone 5S, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 either already released or on their way. Whatever your personal opinion on those devices, each does have a claim to being called the best current phone, and we can also add the LG Optimus G Pro to the mix.
The new flagship smartphone from Korean giant LG looks every bit as good as its competition, so let’s take a closer look at the Optimus Pro G and find out what we can expect. We have already seen a number of press images of the upcoming device, and today LG has announced some further details on their upcoming phablet.
Of course we have to start with the specs, which as you would expect from a premier device are high-end to say the least. the G Pro will feature a full HD 1920 x 1080 5.5-inch display resulting in a pixel density of about 440 400 ppi, which will make this the first full HD smartphone on the market. The device will be powered by the rapid Snapdragon 600 processor which will be backed up by 2GB of RAM, while built in storage is capped to 32GB. On the back LG has slapped a 13-megapixel rear camera, while the front facer is a solid 2-MP lens.
The Optimus G Pro is already available in Korea and we have to say it is impressing in reviews, so it is another viable contender for being named the top Android device (the newest Jelly Bean is the G Pro platform). However in Korea the handset is selling for an eye-watering $900. That of course will not be the price on Western shores, but we still expect the Optimus G Pro to carry a hefty price tag, but at least we will get plenty of bang for our buck.