AT&T to carry LG Optimus G Pro for $200 and contract May 10
Super-size display of 5.5 inches is bigger than its 4.7-in. predecessor
Computerworld - AT&T will exclusively sell the 5.5-in., quad-core LG Optimus G Pro smartphone starting May 10 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, the two companies announced Wednesday.
Pre-orders begin online Friday on AT&T's website.
LG released the previous version of the Optimus G in October on AT&T and Sprint. It also ran a quad-core processor, the Snapdragon S4 Pro, clocked at 1.5 GHz. The newest model also runs a quad-core Snapdragon processor, but it clocked at a faster 1.7 GHz with 2 GB of RAM.
One of the biggest differences is that the new G Pro has a 5.5-in. display, with 1920 x 1080 pixels for a full HD IPS (In-Plane Switching) display that is 400 pixels per inch. The older version has a 4.7-in. display at 1280 x 768, still true HD with what LG labeled as IPS Plus. Both displays are large compared to other smartphones, including the 4-in. iPhone 5.
The G Pro comes with a 13-megapixel full HD rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel full HD front camera. Both cameras can be recording at once so that images can be incorporated together in a frame. The previous model from Sprint had a 13-megapixel rear camera, while the AT&T version has an 8-megapixel rear camera. As with the older Sprint model, the new G Pro's rear camera lens slightly protrudes from the plane of the back case.
Another between the two versions is that the G Pro has a 3,140 mAh battery (for 15 hours of talk time), almost 50% greater capacity than the 2,100 mAh battery in the previous model. The Optimus G shipped with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but the newer G Pro will ship with Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean).
The newer version boosts the storage capability as well, with 32 GB onboard, and expandable memory of up to 64 GB.
AT&T posted a video of the Optimus G Pro calling it "narrow and light," for a large smartphone.
LG's Tech specifications list the G Pro as 5.9 x 3 x .37 inches in size and weighing 6.14 ounces.
The Pro G will run on 4G LTE, now covering nearly 200 million people in 207 cities.
This article, AT&T to carry LG Optimus G Pro for $200 and contract May 10, was originally published at Computerworld.com.
Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld. Follow Matt on Twitter at @matthamblen or subscribe to Matt's RSS feed. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Smartphones in Computerworld's Smartphones Topic Center.
- Tips for Driving User Adoption in New Technology Deployment Read this checklist on tips for driving user adoption to see where you stand.
- A Survival Guide for Data in the Wild All corporate data used to reside in the data center. Safe and sound behind the corporate firewall. But now, employees have multiple devices...
Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup
With this complimentary report you can:
- Discover the critical product capabilities that matter
- Learn about the unique backup needs of the mobile and...
- Top 10 Endpoint Backup Mistakes When considering endpoint backup options, be sure you're making the right decisions. Protecting data on endpoints has become more challenging because of recent...
- Keep Servers Up and Running and Attackers in the Dark An SSL/TLS handshake requires at least 10 times more processing power on a server than on the client. SSL renegotiation attacks can readily...
- On Demand: Mastering the Art of Mobile Content Management Mobile device usage in the enterprise has skyrocketed, and it continues to escalate. IT must answer to users who demand access to their... All Smartphones White Papers | Webcasts