LG Unveils G Pro Lite 5.5-incher

LG launched a new cost-effective 5.5-inch smartphone, the G Pro Lite, which shares its DNA with the company's previous flagship, the Optimus G Pro, but with a mainstream feature-set; all that while dumping the "Optimus" moniker, like the current LG G2 flagship.

Physically, the G Pro Lite looks exactly like the Optimus G Pro, with the same exact dimensions of 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm, while being 10 grams lighter, at 161 g. Its 5.5-inch screen features an IPS LCD panel, which features qHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution, compared to the full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution of the Optimus G Pro.

The imaging department of the G Pro Lite is lighter on paper, too, with an 8-megapixel BSI CMOS primary camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one; compared to the 13-megapixel primary + 2.1 megapixel front-facing cameras on the Optimus G Pro.

Under the hood, the G Pro Lite is vastly different from the Optimus G Pro. It runs a MediaTek MT6577 SoC, with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU clocked at 1.00 GHz, and PowerVR SGX-544MP2 graphics; 1 GB of LPDDR2 RAM, and 8 GB of storage that's expandable with micro-SDHC, for up to 32 GB.

The phone runs the same Android 4.1.2 "Jelly Bean" operating system that its richer sibling debuted with, with the same exact UI features. The other, major piece of specifications that didn't change between the two is battery. The G Pro Lite features a zesty 3,140 mAh battery, which should do wonders for the hardware at hand.

According to the company, the LG G Pro Lite will make its world debut this month in Latin America followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East, later this month.