Looks like LG is in a hurry to launch its poor man’s phablet in India. The much talked about “lite” version of the Optimus G Pro is already on sale in the country on a certain E-commerce store. The LG G Pro Lite as the phone is known, is yet to see officialdom here in India, though. The device has been priced at at Rs.18,300 which seems quite decent for a device with a 5.5 inch display.
So what will 18,000 of your hard earned money get you?
How does a 5.5 inch qHD (540*960 pixels) IPS display and the ability to pack in dual SIM cards sound? Powering the device is a MediaTek M7 6577 chipset which packs in dual cores and runs at 1 Ghz. This SoC (System On Chip) also houses the PowerVR SGX531 graphics chipset. On the software front, the device runs Android Jelly Bean 4.1. It is unclear at this point if an update to subsequent Android versions would be available. There is 1 GB of RAM and a decent 8 GB of storage capacity as well. Memory expansion is possible using micro SD cards.
The optical department is handled by an 8MP main snapper at the back. There is a 1.3MP front camera as well for video call junkies. Powering the hardware is a 3140mAh battery which at least on paper should last you an entire day.
It is interesting to see handsets from premier manufacturers like LG and Sony sporting budget friendly processors from MediaTek which have been for the past year or so powering some of the most popular low cost handsets in India. Recently we saw Sony launch the Xperia C here in India with a MediaTek chip.
As for the Optimus G Pro Lite, we might as well add that this phone uses a slightly lower end chip – the MT 6577 and not the well abused MT 6589 variant which is more powerful and is available on a bunch of handsets at this very price range. The latest example being the Canvas Turbo which was launched yesterday with a full HD display.