Joseph Palenchar On Feb 25 2013 - 1:00am

LG Smartphone Offers 5.5-Inch 1080p Display

 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — The Optimus G Pro smartphone launched by LG is the company’s biggestscreen phone to date with 5.5-inch IPS display, the company’s first smartphone with FullHD 1080p display, and one of the industry’s first LTE smartphones with quad-core 1.7GHz CPU.

HTC’s OneX+, available in the U.S., already sports LTE and a Tegra quad-core 1.7GHz CPU. LG’s phone sports Qualcomm’s quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor.

Other big-screen phones available in the U.S. include Samsung’s Galaxy Note II “phablet” with 5.5- inch 720p HD screen and stylus. At International CES, Huawei unveiled the Ascend Mate with 6.1-inch 720p display and quad-core 1.5GHz CPU.

The Optimus G Pro phone, available in Korea, will be displayed at this week’s Mobile World Congress. A U.S. availability date hadn’t been announced at press time.

The Android 4.1.2 phone, which doesn’t come with a stylus, features FullHD IPS display with 1,920 by 1,080 resolution at 400 ppi. It comes with large battery at 3,140 mAh, 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture, 2.1-megapixel front camera, and a new user interface with such features as dual recording, which lets users capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a picture-in-picture experience. Virtual reality Panorama enables pictures with a 360-degree horizontal or vertical view.

Updated UI features include upgraded QSlide, Live Zooming and QuickMemo. QSlide enables the display of two applications simultaneously on one screen, and Live Zooming lets users zoom in and out of videos playing back. QuickMemo lets users capture handwritten ideas using their fingertip. Other features include 2GB RAM, 32GB embedded memory, 32GB MicroSD card slot and a removable battery.

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