LG Launches Optimus G Pro 5.5-incher with Curved Glass

The same phone being labeled differently in different markets is common practice, but how about the same name being used on entirely different looking handsets? LG tried just that, with the Optimus G Pro. Towards the end of January, the company launched this device in Japan by that name, a fairly well-equipped 5-incher, with a little help from NTT DoCoMo. Late last week, we were teased by another sharp-featured device by the name, leading us to believe the device would look somewhat like the Optimus Vu. Seoul woke up to news of yet another device by that name, only this one looks stunning, and could very well be the de-facto globetrotter named Optimus G Pro.

Available in piano black and pearl white, the Optimus G Pro dons a more curvy, Galaxy S III-esque look, with rounded corners and no side being perfectly straight. LG unveiled its killer feature: a curved glass screen, which blends in with the design. The screen produces what LG [we assume jokingly] refers to as "2.5D" effect, giving viewers a slight depth-perception from every angle. If anything, it should at least make objects look more organic. What's more the screen is larger overall, measuring 5.5 inches across, while retaining the 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Under the hood, we don't expect too many changes in the feature-set from what we've seen in the Japanese version co-launched by NTT. Expect a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage that's expandable with micro-SDXC, 13-megapixel BSI CMOS primary camera (probably Sony Exmor sensor), and over 3,000 mAh battery capacity.

LG expects a market launch by the end of this month, starting off with Korea.