After weeks of rumors of a new LG smartphone in the Optimus family, LG may have finally confirmed that there is indeed a phablet on the works and may be entering the market sometime in the first quarter of 2012. The new phablet, the LG Optimus G Pro will come with a 5.5 inch full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, confirming the rumors that surfaced sometime last month that another Optimus G is in the works.
Not much is known about this monster smartphone or phablet, whatever category it falls, except that it has a massive impressive screen and may not actually enter the market in time to ‘WoW!’ the masses. LG is one company giving Samsung a run for its money, especially bearing in mind that it’s a South Korean Company like the market leader Samsung. Although the company has not mentioned what specs the phablet comes with, if earlier rumors are anything to go by then it may be one of the most impressive smartphones in the market soon. The device is rumored to come with a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt memory and a 13 megapixels rear and 2.4 megapixels front cameras.
The Optimus Pro is also expected to come with an impressive 3,000 mAh battery, although this is not such a big surprise considering that there are smartphones that have come with better batteries than this, a good example being the Motorola Droid Maxx. As expected, the smartphone will also come with the standard modern high end android smartphone specs including 4G LTE capability and possibly NFC.
If you are a keen follower of the developments in the Android smartphone market, you will remember the LG Optimus 4X HD. What was to be the first quad core smartphone in the market was a major flop after the company delayed the shipments of the phone by up to 6 months. The phone was announced in February 2012 but the company released in in summer, letting other companies such as Samsung with their SIII take the glory of high end smartphones as the LG put their house in order. My point is, although the LG Optimus G Pro is expected before the end of April, shipments may start as late as October or December, especially since the company has not even announced the phablet officially yet.
Another bad sign of LG’s capability to impress the market is the burgled shipments of the LG Nexus 4 smartphones late last year. Compared to the shipments of Nexus devices by other companies Samsung and ASUS), LG’s Nexus could not meet the market demand and left so many customers worldwide disappointed. When LG finally releases the Optimus G, will they rise to the occasion this time? Let’s wait for an official word from LG.