We already knew that tonight’s LG party was all about the Optimus G Pro for AT&T so they decided to just go ahead and make it official. The Optimus G Pro will finally land in the U.S. with AT&T on May 10. It will be priced at $199 and pre-orders start this Friday, May 3. This is the same phone that has already been available internationally and features a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, 2 GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, microSD slot for expanded memory, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front facing camera, 3,140mAh battery, and IR blaster. Let’s not forget the Value Pack update as well.
One thing I will say is kudos to AT&T as they now offer the three best phones on the market, the Galaxy S 4, the HTC One, and now the Optimus G Pro. On the other hand, Verizon Wireless will only offer the Galaxy S 4, and that won’t be out until the end of May. Full presser and video after the break.
LG just pulled the wraps off of the Optimus GK in Korea. This is for those that really want an Optimus G Pro, but think a 5.5-inch display is just a tad too big. Now they can opt for this 5-inch Full HD IPS version, but still enjoy some pretty hefty specs. They include a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and 3,100mAh battery. It looks like this one will only be available on Korean carrier KT. For those of you in the U.S., you still can opt for the full fledged Optimus G Pro on AT&T very soon.
LG has officially unveiled its latest mid-range device— the Optimus F5 smartphone. Sandwiched in between devices such as the Optimum G (Pro) and the Optimus L9 series, the Optimus F5 arrives with modest features such as a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch IPS display, 2,150mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 running the show. Oh and while the device doesn’t have much to scream at, it at least features 4G LTE, which allows customers to enjoy the simple pleasures of fast internet data on their handsets. The Optimus F5′s trump card compared to other mid-rangers is the inclusion of custom LG software like QSlide and Live Zooming running the show.
So now that the device is out in the open, it’s time to give the most eager details— its availability. As of now, the device is expected to arrive in French retailers on April 29th, while other markets will follow shortly after. While there’s no overt mention of when we can expect to see the device out here in the States, we’ve already seen indications suggesting that it won’t be long for Verizon customers to see this puppy as well.
Hit the break for the full presser.
LG is poised to announce next week the availability of the LG Optimus G Pro as part of the AT&T product portfolio, so it is no surprise that an image has shown up purporting to be a render of the device. @evleaks, the frequent tipster of Android device images, posted a pic today showing the device with a small AT&T logo on the back of the device. On the front of the device, the home button appears to have an AT&T blue highlight surrounding the button. In just a few more days we should be able to verify how accurate the rendered image is.
A couple of weeks ago we heard that LG is ahead of Samsung in terms of bringing a flexible display to market. Now LG is saying they will unveil a smartphone with a flexible OLED display towards the end of the year according to LG’s vice president of mobile Yoon Bu-hyun. Samsung, on the other hand, hasn’t committed to when we will see their first offering.
It will be interesting to see if either company will utilize these displays on one of their flagship devices at first or offer a completely different phone. I can’t imagine either company will have a tremendous supply at the beginning, so don’t expect to see them on popular models such as the Optimus G 2, Galaxy S 5, or Galaxy Note III.
With AT&T set to add the LG Optimus G Pro to their portfolio starting May 10th, LG is getting on the event bandwagon for their latest flagship device to hit the U.S. shores with a Share the Genius event on May 1st. The event will take place in New York City and is headlined by indie music group Atlas Genius. The LG Optimus G Pro will be entering the market up against the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 so any buzz they can generate to help show that they too are a player in the top end of the smartphone market will help.
If you’ve been trying to find a great dock for your Nexus 4, the search may be over. German industrial engineer David Hawig has introduced his Andock, which is more of an entertainment hub than a dock on Startnext. The dock cradles the Nexus 4 horizontally and provides an HDMI out, NFC, and a fan for CPU cooling. I think it’s safe to say we’ve never seen a dock for mobile phones that comes with external CPU cooling.
Could Google and LG be working on a 32GB Nexus 4 running Android 5.0, and sporting LTE and CDMA radios for Google I/O? According to SIDHTECH, this may well very be the case. They go on to speculate that a Nexus 5 at I/O is probably unlikely because the Nexus 4 was released last fall. However an updated Nexus 4 is more likely.
If this new rumor is true, this version of the Nexus 4 could work on Sprint and Verizon’s networks, it would have LTE , and more storage. I know a lot of readers were down on the Nexus 4 for a lack of some or all of these features. It also is reported to be launching with the Android 5.0, which is rumored to be called Key Lime Pie. Maybe this is Google’s and LG’s way of correcting a bad mistake in not offering these things from the beginning. If so, let’s hope they do a better job with the supply issue this time.
As part of its prepaid lineup, Verizon may be bringing the LG Optimus L3 back as the LG Optimus Zone. At least that’s the information we are seeing from evleaks, which has a pretty reliable track record. The smartphone will feature an 800MHz processor, 3.2-inch QVGA display, 800MHz processor, 3.15-megapixel camera and Gingerbread 2.3. Not the most interesting specs really, but with this being an older phone, I would venture to guess that this is probably going to happen. We don’t have anymore information then this, but rest assured as we hear it so will you.
Source: evleaks Twitter
The LG Optimus F7 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress, and will make its way to Boost Mobile. This new F-series of devices from LG feature mid-range performance and LTE connectivity. There are currently no details on pricing or when the Optimus F7 will arrive on Boost Mobile, but it’s said to be “soon”. Here are the specs:
- 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 HD display (312 ppi)
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage with microSD card support up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- 2,540 mAh battery