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AT&T Make Optimus G Pro Official; Pre-Orders Start May 3rd, Available May 10th

May 1, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

We’ve been hearing rumors that LG were bringing the Optimus G Pro to AT&T and when they let the cat out of the bag with their promos for the event that’s being held tonight, we all knew it was going to happen. Now, AT&T have gone ahead and made it official, LG’s Optimus G Pro is coming to AT&T’s Network soon, with pre-orders starting May 3rd, and will be available starting May 10th. The Optimus G Pro is a follow-up to last year’s Optimus G that comes in at 5.5-inches and brings with it a 1080p screen (amongst other things) and will be retailing for $199 with a two-year contract plan.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Optimus G Pro, then take a look at the specs below:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD Display (1920×1080 resolution)
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 2GB or DDR RAM
  • 32GB internal storage; Expandable via microSD card slot
  • 13MP rear-facing camera; 2.1MP front-facing camera
  • 3,140mAh battery
  • Android 4.1.2 – Jelly Bean
  • 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm dimensions

As you can see, the Optimus G Pro clearly goes head-to-head with the HTC One and Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, albeit with a much bigger screen at 5.5-inches which puts it in direct competition with the Galaxy Note line and it makes us wonder just how Samsung are going to respond to such a launch. Will the Galaxy Note III grow again? Who knows.

LG have packed a number of interesting features into the Optimus G Pro, like Eye Tracking software that will pause a video etc and dual-camera functions that allow you to record and take photos with both cameras on the device. A lot of these features look heavily inspired by Samsung but, the two companies have always traded blows. Take a look at the quick video from AT&T for a little more info:

What do you think to the Optimus G Pro, is it a solid release from LG or will its size hurt it? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: AT&T]