LG today officially introduced the G Pro Lite, a more entry-level version of the Optimus G Pro. The new G Pro Lite features the same 5.5-inch screen size as its non-Lite (heavy?) sibling, but with a resolution of 960x540 rather than the 1080p panel found on the G Pro. Another difference between the G Pro Lite and the G Pro is the fact that the new G Pro Lite comes with a stylus that fits into a slot on the top of the device.
The G Pro Lite is powered by a 1GHz dual-core MT6577 processor and features a removable 3140mAh battery. Around the back of the phone is an 8-megapixel camera, and a second 1.3-megapixel shooter is mounted on its face. Rounding out the list of the G Pro Lite's internals is 8GB storage, microSD card slot, 1GB RAM, 3G connectivity and dual-SIM support with a dedicated Hot Key to make it easier to switch between two SIM cards.
LG has also ported a number of software features from the G Pro and G2 to the G Pro Lite, including Quick Memo for fast note-taking and KnockON, which allows a user to wake the phone's display by tapping on it twice. The G Pro Lite will be available in Latin America later this month in both black and white versions, and then it'll continue its world tour with stops in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East.
Large-screen smartphones are one of the biggest trends in mobile as of late, with nearly every Android manufacturer jumping in on the phone/tablet hybrid fun. These big phones typically feature high-end spec lists to match their large displays, and while that's exciting for spec hounds, it often results in hardware that isn't exactly what one would call affordable. It looks like LG is trying to change that with the G Pro Lite, which pairs a 5.5-inch display with what is otherwise a fairly entry-level to mid-range feature list. There's no word yet on exactly how much the G Pro Lite will actually retail for, but with its qHD resolution and 1GHz dual-core chip, I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being pretty easy on the wallet.
Via LG Newsroom