LG will be launching
its Optimus G Pro
smartphone in 40 new countries in the next quarter. The flagship LTE smartphone, having reached 1 million sales
in LG's native South Korea and gone on sale in the United States
, will be made available in parts of Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States in the next few months.
The Optimus G Pro uses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, which is supported by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. On the front is a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display with a 2.1-megapixel camera, while a 13-megapixel shooter resides on the back, with both cameras able to record video simultaneously. LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an infrared transmitter are also included.
While the smartphone will be appearing in a large number of countries in a short space of time, Engadget reports
that it will not be appearing in the United Kingdom, likely due to the relatively-undeveloped LTE phone networks in the country. LG has also teased a replacement to the Optimus G range, said to be the LG G2
, which could be unveiled at a launch event in New York on August 7th, which may potentially slow sales of the Optimus G Pro despite the wider availability.
The LG Optimus G Pro is on sale in the US on AT&T
for $100 upfront on a two-year contract, or $550 off-contract. It should go on sale in the new markets for a similar price.