LG Optimus G Pro arrives in Singapore

Earlier from 30 May 2013, LG started introducing its flagship smartphone, Optimus G Pro into Hong Kong and the rest of the Asia region, including Singapore. The 5.5-inch display Android smartphone was originally introduced in its home market of Korea in February, with good reviews.

The Optimus G Pro received the Best LTE Device/Handset Award at the LTE World Summit 2013, which was held this year in Amsterdam from June 24-26. This award comes in recognition of the device’s superior LTE capabilities, wide range of consumer-centric features, ease-of-use, seamless inter-device connectivity and elegant design.

From early July, LG Optimus G Pro is now available in Singapore for S$868.

The beautiful LG Optimus G Pro
The beautiful LG Optimus G Pro

The Optimus G Pro  is equipped with the swift Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which features a 1.7GHz Quad-Core CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. Combined with other features such as a long-lasting 3,140mAh battery and 2GB RAM, LG’s Optimus G Pro is one of the most advanced smartphones currently on the market.

With its expansive 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS display delivering a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 400ppi, the Optimus G Pro provides razor sharp images and wide viewing angles as well as a comfortable in-hand experience and great “pocketability.”

“LG’s Optimus G Pro sets a new benchmark in the over 5-inch display smartphone category which is catching on with consumers everywhere who aren’t interested in owning both a phone and a tablet,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

Love the screen quality
Love the screen quality

Backed by powerful hardware features, the Optimus G Pro also comes packed with differentiated UX features, such as:

    • Dual Camera and Dual Recording: The Dual Camera and Dual Recording functions allow users to capture pictures or videos with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience;
    • VR Panorama: The VR Panorama allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360° view;
    • Pause and Resume Recording: The Pause and Resume Recording feature allows for the recording of short snippets of video which can then be viewed as one continuous file.
    • Smart Video: Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer’s eyes and automatically plays or stops the video without any manual input from the user.
Watch video clip while multi-tasking
Watch video clip while multi-tasking

I attended a media preview in June, trying out the new LG Optimus G Pro before it was released in the Singapore market. I have written some good stuff about the LG Optimus G which I am using. The Optimus G Pro is like a bigger brother – packed with more features and a hybrid between a phone and a tablet.

Preview of LG Optimus G Pro in Singapore
Preview of LG Optimus G Pro in Singapore
Learning about the LG Optimus G Pro from LG representatives themselves
Learning about the LG Optimus G Pro from LG representatives themselves

While the LG Optimus G already had a relatively large screen, drawing on the screen was still challenging. On the LG Optimus G Pro, this is what I can achieve with one finger in less than 3o seconds:

Speed drawing on the LG Optimus G Pro
Speed drawing on the LG Optimus G Pro

After hitting Asian retailers, the Optimus G Pro will be rolled out in Europe market over the next several months. Yes, you read it correctly. We are getting the Optimus G in Asia before the Europeans do. Thank you LG. 🙂

Key Specifications:

Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels / 400ppi)
Memory: 16GB / microSD (up to 64GB)
Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP
Battery: 3,140mAh (removable)
Size: 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm
Colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White

To find out more about LG’s Optimus G Pro, visit the official website. 

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