Being an Android smartphone vendor isn’t always easy with Samsung stealing the spotlight, but LG has quietly become the only other global vendor in the world managing to eke a profit from selling Android phones. The company’s latest smartphone has continued to build on LG’s momentum, and the company announced on Tuesday that domestic Optimus G Pro sales in South Korea have now topped 1 million units. LG achieved the feat in four months and it said the phone took just 40 days to sell 500,000 units, which is a record for the firm. The Optimus G Pro features a massive 5.5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core processor, a 3,140 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card and a 13-megapixel camera.
LG has continued to make inroads in the lucrative mobile market that in recent years has become dominated by its South Korean rival Samsung. The company has taken an aggressive approach against Samsung and even attempted to steal the thunder away from its Galaxy S4 event earlier this year. LG’s original Optimus G smartphone was well received by critics and LG hopes its sequel will find even more success. But can the Optimus G Pro hold its own in a Galaxy controlled by Samsung? More →
AT&T on Wednesday announced the upcoming launch of LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro. The newest addition to LG’s Optimus smartphone lineup features a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display, a 3,140 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. “The LG Optimus G Pro gives AT&T customers the ability to create and share rich content easily,” said AT&T’s SVP od devices, Jeff Bradley. “There’s no better place to experience that content than exclusively on our 4G LTE network, the nation’s fastest.” The Optimus G Pro will cost $199.99 on contract when it becomes available beginning May 10th.
LG has found success with a handful of LTE and 3G smartphones that have propelled shipments to record heights. The company announced on Wednesday that Android smartphones such as the Optimus G, Optimus G Pro, Optimus L Series and Nexus 4 have helped shipments climb to a record 10.3 million units in the first quarter of 2013. LG said more extensive availability of newer devices is expected to help smartphone sales and shipments increase further in the second quarter. The company is scheduled to announce the U.S. launch of its flagship Optimus G Pro smartphone on May 3rd. The handset has thus far been a hit, surpassing half a million units sold in South Korea in just 40 days.
Samsung (005930) showcased a number of unique feature at its Galaxy S4 press event last month in New York City. The company touted the smartphone’s ability to pause a video when a user looked away from the screen and its new camera technology that allowed for the front and rear-facing cameras to operate at the same time. The Galaxy S4 is expected to shatter all sorts of records when it is released later this month, however one company is trying to get in Samsung’s way. More →
LG’s (066570) latest flagship smartphone may be heading to the U.S. as early as next month. According to Android Central, the Optimus G Pro could arrive on AT&T (T) on May 10th. The smartphone is equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display, a 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 13-megapixel rear camera. The Optimus G Pro also includes LTE connectivity, NFC, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, a 3,140 mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. LG previously revealed that the device sold more than half a million units in South Korea.
LG (066570) has found success with its new Optimus G Pro phablet. The device launched in South Korea in late February and has already sold more than half a million units in a mere 40 days. The Optimus G Pro has seen considerably more success than the original Optimus G smartphone, which reached sales of 1 million units in four months on the market in South Korea, Japan, Canada and the United States. The company’s latest handset, which looks strikingly similar to Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Note II, is equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display, a 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Optimus G Pro also includes a microSD slot, NFC, LTE connectivity, a 3,140 mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. LG previously announced that the smartphone will be available in the U.S. later this year.
Want another sexy phablet to feast your eyes on? We’re not so sure we do either, but at least LG’s (066570) Optimus G Pro packs a bit of style along with its Note-chasing aspiration. The handset packs a 1.7 Ghz quad-core chip, a 13 megapixel rear facing camera, a 2 megapixel front facing HD camera, a massive 3,140 mAh removable battery, and a laundry list of proprietary LG technologies including smartshare, Tracking Focus, and WDR recording. More →
LG (066570) on Monday upped the ante in the “phablet” wars by announcing the Optimus G Pro, a new smartphone that features a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon processor, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 3,140mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Other key features of the device include the Dual Recording functionality that “allows users to capture video with both the front and rear cameras simultaneously for a unique picture-in-picture experience,” and the Virtual Reality Panorama camera feature that “allows shots of entire horizontal and vertical environments for a full 360o view.” More →
LG (066570) on Wednesday confirmed the much-rumored Optimus G Pro smartphone. The company revealed that the handset, which looks awfully similar to Samsung’s (005930) Galaxy Note II, will be equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD 1080p display and a quad-core processor. LG also highlighted the use of curved class on the phone, which it said gives the handset a “2.5D” effect. Earlier rumors suggested that the device may also include a 3,140 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card and a 13-megapixel rear camera. LG said that the Optimus G Pro is will launch in some markets by the end of February.
LG (066570) has found new life with its flagship Optimus G smartphone. The popular handset has been selling well across the globe and even spawned a larger and more powerful successor earlier this year for the Japanese market, known as the Optimus G Pro. It appears that LG isn’t done tweaking its Optimus G line of devices, however. More →
LG (066570) and Japanese carrier partner NTT DoCoMo have joined to unveil the Optimus G Pro, a followup to the popular Optimus G smartphone that debuted last year. The Optimus G Pro features a 5-inch display with full-HD 1080p resolution and a pixel density of 440 ppi versus 312 ppi in the original Optimus G. The phone also sports a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon Pro chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Optimus G Pro will debut in Japan this coming April, but global launch plans have not been announced.
LG (055670) proved to the world that it can produce top-notch flagship smartphones last year when it launched the quad-core Optimus G. The hardware was among the best we saw in 2012 and the software was slick and refined. Moving into 2013, LG apparently has more in store at the high end of the market, as new details surrounding the Optimus G Pro emerge. More →