Finally, South Korean giants LG released their much-awaited ‘Optimus G Pro’ in India extending the popular Optimus series, with a price tag of Rs.42,500. The Launch marks LG’s entry into high-end smartphone segment priced Rs.40,000 and above.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG India said-
“The market size for 5-inch and above screens is expected to be 1.5 million units by end of 2013. Based on this insight, with Optimus G Pro we have pushed the boundaries of computing and technological innovation to develop a smartphone that caters to both business and lifestyle needs of today’s customers. We are confident that the smartphone will find a large following as it sets a new benchmark with a perfect screen size of 5.5 -inch display that provides an ultimate consumer experience.”
The New Optimus phone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1.7 GHz Quad-Core 600 processor along with 400 MHz Adreno 320 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM and runs on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It offers 16GB of internal memory with 10.5GB accessible to the user. Externally, memory can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.
The Smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) multi-touch capacitive display. It’s a dual-camera device with a 13MP primary camera on the back with LED flash and a 2.1MP secondary camera on the front. Videos can be captured and played in full HD. The Optimus G Pro is fueled by a 3,140 mAh battery.
Connectivity options include 4G, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI, DLNA, A-GPS, USB 2.0 among others.
LG has been working on reshaping its mobile phone business for the last one and half years and intends to increase its market share by 5 percentage points by the end of next year, said Kwon.
LG informed about its Rs.80 Crore investment to better its performance in the Indian smartphone market. The Company will launch as many as 30 new devices targeting segments for both budget as well high-end smartphones.