backtop


Print 10 comment(s) - last by topkill.. on May 8 at 2:27 PM

5.5-inch monster may be getting an upgrade for Sprint

Currently, LG Electronics, Inc. (KSC:066570) is second place in Android sales, behind only domestic rival Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930).  Those sales are mostly driven by the Nexus 4, LG's Google Inc. (GOOG) branded Android smartphone.  But that could soon change with the launch of the Optimus G Pro, a 1080p upgrade to the Optimus G.

Attractive in its own right, the 5.5-inch Pro has what it takes to go head to head with Samsung's Galaxy S IV and HTC Corp.'s (TPE:2498) HTC One, as well as Nexus 5, which is expected to launch shortly.

Already on sale in Asia, the Optimus G Pro will enter the American market on May 10 on AT&T, Inc. (T) (with the code "E980").  The Android Police also believe a Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) launch is impending, via a product spreadsheet which lists an "LS980" 1080p LG device.

LG Optimus G Pro

However, the spreadsheet lists a Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) rather than the Snapdragon 600 currently available and in the AT&T Optimus G Pro.  Thus it's unclear whether this is an immediate pending release (and simply a typo) or an upgraded version of the G Pro due out later this year.

Either way LG's flagship phone should soon be carried by America's second and third largest carrier.  LG is also planning on releasing a flexible smartphone during the holiday season.

Sources: AT&T, Android Police



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

come on Verizon...
By retrospooty on 5/7/2013 11:57:20 PM , Rating: 2
I really want this phone and t looks like it may not be coming to VZW =(




RE: come on Verizon...
By karimtemple on 5/8/2013 8:25:57 AM , Rating: 2
If the Nexus 5 is the same as this the way the Nexus 4 is the same as the Optimus G, I am going to buy one IMMEDIATELY.


RE: come on Verizon...
By retrospooty on 5/8/2013 8:54:41 AM , Rating: 2
The N5 will most likely be based of the Optimus 2, not pro... But that will be good too... But prolly 5 inches.

http://vr-zone.com/articles/sprint-lg-optimus-g2-l...


RE: come on Verizon...
By karimtemple on 5/8/2013 9:23:53 AM , Rating: 2
I'll still buy it, but I'll be sad to lose that half an inch. =\


RE: come on Verizon...
By KC7SWH on 5/8/2013 9:56:56 AM , Rating: 2
Size doesn't matter it's how you use it. :)


RE: come on Verizon...
By Spuke on 5/8/2013 10:06:46 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Size doesn't matter it's how you use it. :)
That's what she said.


RE: come on Verizon...
By retrospooty on 5/8/2013 11:27:14 AM , Rating: 2
That is what iPhone users say @ 4 inches LOL.


RE: come on Verizon...
By topkill on 5/8/2013 2:27:09 PM , Rating: 2
Why do you think Siri has a female voice? :-)


RE: come on Verizon...
By karimtemple on 5/8/2013 10:48:35 AM , Rating: 2
This is something women say so their man doesn't get depressed and stop performing at optimal levels. Bigger is better. 'Murica.


RE: come on Verizon...
By Flunk on 5/8/2013 10:00:06 AM , Rating: 2
The .5" less actually makes me more interested.


"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki