5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro with 1080p display goes official for South Korea

LG Optimus G Pro

The 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro, it was speculated, would come with a 1080p display in an age when so many OEMs are packing their smartphones to the brim with cutting-edge features and high-end capabilities. Now the curved glass device has been made official for the manufacturer’s home country, South Korea, although we are left in the lurch over more than a few details.

This piece of news seemingly confirms what we’ve already heard about the Optimus G Pro thus far. The version of the phone is supposed to have a 5.5-inch display offering visuals at a full HD resolution of 1080p. Secondly, there should be 2GB of RAM, a 13MP primary camera and a quad core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU.

This means that the handset isn’t just a homologized version of the one we saw for Japan towards the end of January this year. That one brought along an early April 2013 release date and was scheduled to arrive via NTT Docomo. Of course, its differences lay in a few aspects and it had just a 5-inch screen.

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It’s strange. When so many TV makers have been trying to flatten their screens, apparently to widen viewing angles, the newly revealed device will come with a curved glass display, giving it something the company calls a ‘2.5D’ effect. This, in addition to the sparkling ‘digital cube pattern’ on the back, draws up similarities to the Nexus 4.

The handset should even be thinner than the 5-inch variant and is expected to have a large 3140mAh battery to deliver power. Why the company would have a different version of the gadget under the same name as that for the island nation baffles us. Other specs of the device haven’t come out yet, but now that it has gone official, it should only be a matter of time before we see something more concrete.

Two things that haven’t been revealed though are a specific release window and whether or not the handset will hit other markets. But as Phandroid is reporting, we might see the 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro debut at the MWC to be held later in the month. On a side note, it even had a place on our list of the best upcoming phones.