[Engadget] LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T detailed: Snapdragon 600, LTE and a Full HD IPS display~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: April 25, 2013 at 10:32PM

LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T detailed

There’s not much surprise left to LG’s Optimus G Pro reveal set for next Wednesday in New York. We’ve already seen the device slip through the FCC and recently had a previewed glimpse of the potential hardware. But thanks to an anonymous tipster, we now have more insight to the the upcoming AT&T variant’s specifications. Based on the official doc we had a look at, LG’s managed to keep this US model mostly in line with its global sibling, porting over the same 5.5-inch form factor, 3,140mAh battery, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor paired with 2GB RAM, a healthy 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSDXC to 64GB), 2.1-megapixel front-facing / 13-megapixel rear cameras, NFC and WiFi a/b/g/n. What has changed is the actual screen technology used, which should find this AT&T G Pro employing a Full HD IPS panel as opposed to the True HD-IPS+ in the original. Additionally, and unsurprisingly, the device’s radios have been tweaked, with the AT&T G Pro now supporting the carrier’s flavor of LTE (700/1700 MHz), HSPA+21 (850/1900/2100 MHz) and quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).

Though it would be nice to see LG bump up this Optimus G Pro to a more current version of Android — namely, 4.2.2 — the AT&T model will likely ship with the more dated 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Continuing further down the software track, carrier bloat looks to be at a minimum as only two automobile-specific apps are mentioned in the document: AT&T DriveMode and Navigator. Aside from that, LG’s own software suite makes the transition, bringing along QSlide 2.0 (a multiwindow feature), Dual Recording (for the picture-in-picture effect), Tag+ for NFC, VuTalk (a note sharing app), QuickMemo, Notebook and the ability to preset the Home Key’s LED. That enough of a preview for you? Stay tuned for the real deal to be unveiled next week.

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