LG has officially revealed the design of the Korean variant of the Optimus G Pro. The 5.5-inch phablet will feature a curved glass display and from the looks of it, it will also feature a glittery back side similar to that of the Nexus 4. The curved glass display was added by LG to create what they call the “2.5D” effect. The device looks noticeably different from the Japanese variant of the phone, especially on the back casing.
Other than the 5.5-inch Full HD display, and the increased 3,140 mAH battery, the Korean variant of the LG Optimus G Pro should have the same specs as the Japanese variant. The specs include a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 32GB built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
LG is speculated to have upped the screen size of the LG Optimus G Pro because they wanted the device to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note II. By making a device similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note II, LG hopes to sway more consumers to buy their devices, considering how Samsung seems to be monopolizing the Android marketplace there.
The device is also speculated to launch by the end of this month. The released date was rumored to be pushed up because LG feared that the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S IV may dramatically hurt the sales of the LG Optimus G Pro. By releasing the device ahead of schedule, LG is hoping to get a head start on sales before the Samsung Galaxy S IV is able to dominate the marketplace.[via Korean Newswire]