LG has shown off two versions of the Optimus G Pro, one of which is a 5.5 inch “phablet” device. Its specs have also been leaked a few times, and there is something extra special in store for future customers. Instead of a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor, the Optimus G Pro will contain a new Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz. This processor is an upgrade over the S4 Pro, and while not quite as powerful as the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800, it should still be a powerhouse (considering how well the Optimus G performs on the older model).
This Snapdragon 600 comes with new software features such as VR Panorama (think Photo Sphere) and dual camera simultaneous recording. Hopefully these will make it to the OG Pro. But the idea of this new processor is actually exciting. The Optimus G Pro will also have a 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, 3,140 mAh battery in the 5.5 inch version, and a microSD card slot.
This Wednesday, it’ll be released in South Korea on SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus for about $900, and should hit other countries (including North America) in Q2. LG is really stepping up their game, are you considering this device?