October 10, 2013 - 22:53 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - LG added another phablet to its lineup with the LG G Pro Lite, a 5.5-inch smartphone that comes equipped with its own stylus, PCMag.com reports.
LG said the G Pro Lite is aimed at practical smartphone users "who want to enjoy the convenience of a large display." While it sports the same screen size as the LG Optimus G Pro, which landed on AT&T in May, the specs aren't as impressive, which explains the "Lite" moniker.
The G Pro Lite features a 960-by-540-pixel display and runs a 1GHz dual-core processor, compared to the 1,920-by-1,080 full HD IPS display and 1.7-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor on the Optimus G Pro.
The G Pro Lite runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and includes 1GB of RAM. There's an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, as well as a 3,140 mAh battery. It supports 3G networks, Bluetooth 3.0, USB2.0, A-GPS, and Wi-Fi Direct.
"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," Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said in a statement.
The phone will come in black and white. It will debut this month in Latin America followed by Asia, Russia, China, India and Middle East.
LG did not say whether the G Pro Lite will make its way to the U.S., but customers here can instead nab the new powerful LG G2, a 5.2-inch smartphone that runs a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
Earlier this week, meanwhile, LG said it will begin mass producing the world's first flexible OLED smartphone panels.