Apr 22 AT 2:51 PM Dustin Earley 21 Comments

LG Optimus G Pro US unveiling set for May 1


As a follow up to an event invitation sent out early last week, LG has announced that their upcoming May 1 event in New York City will showcase the unveiling of the US LG Optimus G Pro.

It’s no secret that Samsung’s Galaxy Note series of devices has captured a fair share of success, but LG isn’t content to sit back and watch Samsung dominate. LG’s answer to the Note II, the Optimus G Pro, will finally launch in the US sometime after its upcoming May 1 unveiling, as announced by LG in a press invite to the event.

The international LG Optimus G Pro is a high-end larger smartphone, featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display, Snapdragon 600, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, Android 4.1 and a 3140 mAh battery. While the US variant will undoubtedly feature region-specific radios, don’t expect much else to change.

LG has found success in Korea with the Optimus G Pro, selling over 500,000 handsets in just 40 days. It took four months for the original Optimus G to sell one million units; LG is on track to easily beat that. Keep an eye out for more LG Optimus G Pro info as May 1st approaches.

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  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    The fact that I’m the first to comment on the story (50 minutes after is was published) simply shows how much people are about LG products here in the US.

    • uzunoff

      I would have cared more if it was a nexus product made by LG.

      Even more if it was a Nexus product made by HTC, SONY or Motorola.

    • Dustin Earley

      I was thinking about this the entire time I was writing it. Samsung, HTC and even some Sony products usually receive a fair amount of hype in the US. But when it comes to LG, who actually does make pretty decent stuff, things always fall flat.

    • kazahani

      Are you wondering why? I can tell you.


    • VS

      I wanted to give LG a shot on the N4, but the lack of storage options killed it for me (16GB just wont cut it w/out a SD option).

      I do hope they perform well, because the consumer ultimately wins with increase in choice and companies compete (leading to new innovations).

      That being said, I’m not a phatlet person, so the G Pro doesnt pique my interest.

  • SGB101

    I’m quite surprised they have trumped the Samsung note3.

    Ive note used an LG android, but iirc there skin is closer to stock, and if your not fussed on the stylus, (IMHO a 5.5″ doesn’t need the s-pen, hardly use mine), this may be a better option, as it won’t have all of Sammy capture on it.

    • SGB101

      Is this ips display or amoled?

      • Dustin Earley

        IPS, I believe.

        • SGB101

          super dooper.

  • renyo

    For me, this just looks like any other android phone out there (looks like Galaxy note!)… The only thing they can work on is price as far as I can tell…

    • kazahani

      I can’t believe they pulled this crap. It doesn’t look like a Galaxy, IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE A GALAXY.


      • Raptor

        LG to Samsung> “Sue me, sue me!”
        Samsung to LG> “Shit…”

  • Shehran

    Finallly @least they realised sth..

  • Raptor

    SGNote3 will be pentile, LG not.
    And if you hate Samsung plasma TVs you will hate SGNote3 too – they can have the same angular dimensions at some distances so the red and blue low res defects could be visible. All that though depends strongly on what the layout of matrix will be on SGNote3, the stripes are the worst, diamond-like like in SGS4 – the best

  • Timbo

    Oh please it wasn’t just one phone that not only LG fucked up on but T-Mobile too. LG was like Samsung back in the day with a terrible update “schedule” recent devices though LG has been stepping up with updating their devices. They did take a step back with ICS devices and locking their boot loader but it looks they have learned from that mistake and while those devices are being updated to Jelly Bean LG is unlocking the boot loaders which is win-win.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    The camera has not received great reviews.

  • Prince77

    LG , to me is late coming to the party with this phone. If they brought it out before or after the Note 2 then I cansee it competing. But Samsung is about to come out with the Note 3. People are going to wait until that comes out to decide, or they probably won’t even consider LG and just go for the Note 3.

  • dvon226

    Is everyone forgetting that LG made the gorgeous nexus 4? Nuff said!

  • donger

    LG is doing a better than before.

  • eggwolio

    You know I don’t speak Spamnish.

  • Dth Recharge Software

    I don’t like the Camera features and Clarity.