SEOUL: LG Electronics unveiled Monday the latest version of its flagship smartphone, boasting a higher resolution screen aimed at gaining a technical edge over bigger rivals like Samsung.
The Optimus G Pro — the newest version of the Optimus G series and the first LG smartphone offering a full high-definition (HD) screen — will hit stores at home Wednesday, the South Korean firm said.
The new handset is powered by Android software and measures 15.2 centimetres (5.98 inches) long and 7.6 centimetres wide. It goes on sale inJapan and North America in the second quarter.
The Optimus G Pro features a 5.5-inch display that packs over 2 million pixels, or twice as many as smartphones with ordinary HD screens, offering brighter and clearer images.