Large displays have been generally restricted to the premium segment of smartphones but LG is trying to make it more affordable with the newly announced G Pro Lite. As the name suggests, it’s the ‘light-on-features’ version of LG’s previous flagship – Optimus G Pro and tries to offer a big screen experience at an affordable price. The G Pro Lite is equipped with a 5.5-inch qHD (960×540) display and an ultra-narrow bezel, enabling users to use a large display with one hand. Furthermore, the phone features a stylus for QuickMemo, dual speakers, Dual SIM connectivity with a dedicated hot key to interchange between two numbers, QSlide, QTranslator and KnockON that activates the display with two taps on the screen.
All the software enhancements seem nice but it will be interesting to see how the device fares performance-wise as it is equipped with a MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM. Rounding up the feature set are 7.2Mbps HSDPA support, Android 4.1.2, 8MP BSI camera, front-facing 1.3MP camera, 3140mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and microSD card slot.
There’s no word on the price but the phone is clearly targeted at emerging markets and it will arrive later this month in Latin America followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East.