Optimus G Pro Will Run On Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 For North America

Feb 19, 2013 07:53 AM EST

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While LG has already unveiled the company's highly anticipated smartphones Optimus G Pro, there's some hidden surprise for all the North America-based users willing to own the device.

Per reports, the Optimus G Pro set for release in North America will be arriving with the revolutionary new Snapdragon 600 processor from Qualcomm that was announced back at the CES this year.

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The company, only recently (over the weekend, to be precise), released a new statement detailing the handset's hardware specs and shedding some more light on the Optimus G Pro's global release.

Apparently, the Optimus G Pro from LG will be the first smartphone on the block to get the new chip. The G Pro will run its quad-core Snapdragon 600 at 1.7GHz, and LG claims that the "ultimate strengths of the hardware aspects of the G series is remarkable," with 24 percent performance boost over a comparable S4 Pro.

Although the new SoC is also set to offer power savings, with the phone's already existing 3140mAh battery, it doesn't seem like the device will be need that much help from the SoC to offer some potentially strong battery life.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 was revealed at the CES this year alongside the other 800 series. The 800 is said to support high-speed LTE-Advanced connectivity, along with the newest Wi-Fi standards, and is set to give its competitors a hard time with a quad-core design operating as fast as 2.3GHz.

The Snapdragon 600, on the other hand, targets high-end mobile devices, and has been developed to offer enhanced performance, rich graphics and improved user experience by deliver up to 40 percent better performance than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor at lower power.

Apart from enhanced hardware, the Optimus G Pro for North America will also arrive with some pretty interesting features such as being able to record from both front and rear cameras simultaneously. The device's full specifications are as follows:

  • 5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS display
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear, 2.1-megapixel front cameras
  • 32GB built-in storage, microSD card slot (supports cards up to 64GB in size)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Removable 3,140mAh battery
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • Home key with six-color LED
  • 4G LTE, HSPA+, EV-DO
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Available in Indigo Black or Luna White

It seems like the North American version will also get a bigger screen, compared to its South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

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