LG just took the wraps off its Optimus G Pro. It’s another “phablet”, with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi (insane!), a 3,140mAh battery, the usual 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, microSDXC slot, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE. The phone will be released on local Korean carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus on Wednesday for 968,000 won ($897) — so LG’s homeland gets the first treatment — while a North American launch is mentioned for Q2 along with the Japanese release.
The prize jewel? The new mid-range Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.7GHz on a quad-core chip. Nice.