Amidst a lot of light, color and sound, LG have announced the LG Optimus G Pro in India, almost three months after the device was seen at the MWC and caused a lot of excitement. The device is a mammoth 5.5 inch in nature though definitely does not feel that bulky. The Optimus G Pro goes straight up against the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note II as one of the very best Phablets in the market out there.
Speaking to the press, the LG India MD said:
We were reshaping our mobile phone business. It took us and one and half years to do so. At present our market share is close to 5 per cent in the country which we expect to increase to 10 per cent by end of of next year
The device is powerfully spec’ed and although just about every blogger present at the event held in New Delhi was extremely impressed with the device, it was the price point that really cause a flurry of emotions. The device is priced at Rs. 42,500 and it is a valid question that if there is any space in the market for a device which is not an HTC One or an iPhone 5 and sells for more than Rs 40,000. As Blackberry found with both Q10 and Z10, that the answer is not that simple.
Some of the highlight features of the device are as follows:
- 5.5 Inch Full HD IPS LCD Display.
- 13 MP Rear Camera with 2.1 MP front facing Camera
- SnapDragon 600 SoC with 1.7 GHz Quad Core CPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- Support for Micro SD Expansion
- Availability in two color variants, black and white
- Dual Recording simultaneously front front and back Camera
- Q Apps that allow more than one apps to be launched at the same time
- 3140 mAh Battery
- Q remote for controlling devices
Although the device is so much better spec’d than the Note II but given how well the Note II has already captured the market, we are not entirely sure how well things will go for LG India this time. We will be up with the review of the device once we have had sufficient time with it.