LG Optimus G Pro racks up sales of 500,000 units in 40 days since Korean launchAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
LG has shown several times in the past that it's not afraid to let the world know about its device sales milestones, and now the company has another to tell us about. LG has revealed that the Optimus G Pro has now racked up sales of over 500,000 units in Korea since launching there 40 days ago. As part of LG's announcement, a company executive says that he feels that large screens are becoming the new standard in smartphones and that he sees LG's increased communication with consumers about the Optimus G Pro (including a sort of 30-day trial for people that interested in the phone) helping to drive sales both at home and overseas.
LG's Optimus G Pro is the firm's newest phone/tablet hybrid device, packing a 5.5-inch 1080p display as well as a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 13-megapixel rear and 2.1-megapixel front cameras, a 3,140mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Unfortunately for big phone fans in the U.S., there hasn't been much announced about a stateside Optimus G Pro release. Back in February, LG did mention that the Optimus G Pro would begin rolling out to overseas markets like Japan and North America in Q2 2013, but that's about as specific as anyone's gotten. Considering the Optimus G Pro's popularity in Korea and the fact that Aaron was impressed with the phone after spending some time with it, here's to hoping that we hear more about a U.S. launch soon.