This Monday brought official confirmation that the LG Optimus G Pro will launch in South Korea later this week, followed by a Japanese release date coming sometime in April. As such, not the best news for US hopeful hungry for a release date to count down to of their own, with LG as of yet remaining mum as to any real US product roadmap for the coming months.
Still, the LG Optimus G Pro is still something worth getting excited about by prowess alone, sporting a 5.5-inch screen that delivers an astonishing 2 million pixels and then some – twice as many as plenty of Smartphones out there boasting HD panels.
Along with the likes of Sony, Samsung, HTC and other top-level vendors, LG has clearly made new-generation screen panels a key priority for its 2013 Smartphone lineup. This time around, the LG Optimus Pro G will land with a 400ppi display, packing in 1920 by 1080 pixels.
LG is one of the world’s technology giants that are at present fighting tooth and nail to even nibble at the ankles at market-leaders Apple and Samsung – the two companies responsible for literally 50% of all Smartphone sales the world over. LG has made huge strides in the field of HD TV and screen production, therefore stands an excellent chance of fronting the pack in terms of full HD Smartphones.
According to company executives, the primary goal of the company is to bring the Optimus line back to the forefront of the industry having failed to make a series dent in the Smartphone market for several years.
Upon its launch in South Korea, the LG Optimus G Pro will be up for grabs for a lofty $895 off-contract.
It will also be taking center stage at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month – the even that could see the eventual US release date announced by LG.