After Samsung and Sony, now LG has decided to enter the mid-range phablet market with the announcement of G Pro Lite smartphone today. Featuring a 5.5-inch qHD display, LG G Pro Lite will be available in Latin America first sometime this month. The smartphone will then be released in India, Russia and other Asian countries.
Coming to the smartphone, LG G Pro Lite is powered by 1GHz dual-core MediaTek processor. It also comes with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD card slot, 3140 mAh battery, Android 4.1.2 and 8MP rear camera. In addition, the phone packs 1.3MP front camera, FM Radio, and the usual connectivity options.
LG has also included quite a few software enhancements on the phone like KnockOn, which allows users to awake the device with two taps on the screen, Pause and Resume recording, and QTranslator.
“With LG G Pro Lite, we are introducing a competitive device to the masses in the growing large smartphone market,” said Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The market for smartphones with displays over five inches will continue to grow and LG is in a great position to capture these new customers when they’re ready to move up from their current phones.”
LG will also be releasing a dual-SIM variant of G Pro Lite, which will be known as LG G Pro Lite dual. There is no word on the pricing or exact availability right now.
LG G Pro Lite key specifications:
Processor: MT6577 1.0 GHz Dual Core
Display: 5.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels)
Network: 3G (HSDPA: 7.2Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76Mbps)
Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD
Camera: Rear 8.0MP BSI / Front 1.3MP
Battery: 3,140 mAh (removable)
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Size: 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, USB2.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Direct