5.5″ LG Optimus G Pro gets shown in first official image

The Korea-bound version of the LG Optimus G Pro has been first spotted about one week ago in a hands-on photo that showed us the 5.5-inch device. Then yesterday LG confirmed that it will indeed have a display size half an inch bigger than the identically named handset which will be launched in Japan.

Today, LG is continuing its teasing campaign. Thankfully though, it’s actually released the first official images showing the device in all its glory. And the design is exactly like we anticipated judging from last week’s leak – very reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Obviously it’s not identical, but from a distance some people may have trouble telling these two apart.

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The Optimus G Pro has a curved glass design that the company thinks creates a ’2.5D effect’, whatever that may be. The bezels are narrow, but we wouldn’t necessarily agree with LG that this will be a phone that will be easy to hold and operate with one hand. The back of the handset apparently retains some ‘digital cube pattern’ design remnants from the original Optimus G and the Nexus 4.

The LG Optimus G Pro will probably go on sale in South Korea later this month. An international version of this smartphone may or may not be unveiled by LG at MWC. We’ll let you know when we find out more.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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