The LG Optimus G Pro was a hit when it was released in Korea back in February, and it slowly found its way into North America with a warm and welcome reception. Now the Korean electronics giant is looking to capitalize on the brand name by further expanding the phone’s availability worldwide.
LG officially announced that the phone will be available in the third quarter of 2013 in Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America, bringing it to roughly 40 new countries. Italy will be the first country to get the phone in the latest wave of releases.
The phone comes with impressive specs, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, a long-lasting 3,140mAh battery, 2GB RAM, and an expansive 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD IPS display.
The impressive listing caused the phone to break sales records for the company, selling one million units after four months on the market in Asia and North America, a trend LG no doubt wants to capitalize on.
“We are excited to be bringing our award-winning Optimus G Pro to a worldwide audience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The Optimus G Pro showcases the next generation smartphone trends with its large display, high-performance features and innovative mobile experience.”
In the meantime, much of the mobile world is waiting for a media event held to be held by LG on August 7th in which it is widely believed to be unveiling its follow up, the LG G2. Best to put the current flagship in as many hands as possible before that happens.
Interested in the Optimus G Pro if it comes to your neck of the woods? Let us know. See our thoughts on it here.