LG G Pro Lite : Affordable Phablet But Is It Coming to UK ?
LG has announced its latest Phablet the LG G Pro Lite which is a more affordable version of the Optimus G Pro which launched in January this year. They are pretty much the same in look and feel but there are some significant changes under the hood.
The main changes have been incorporated to reduce the bottom line cost of the LG G Pro Lite and put it head to head with other Phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Mega. The first thing to mention is that the LG G Pro Lite ( Pro Lite ) is exactly the same size as the LG G Optimus G Pro ( G Pro ) but weighs 9 grams less.
Looking at below clearly shows why the Pro Lite will be priced significantly lower than the G Pro which costs around £350 SIM FREE. We would anticipate the G Pro Lite selling at somewhere around the £285 mark, but this is a guesstimate. The G Pro Lite comes with a lesser processor, no Graphics Processing Unit, no 4G and a lower specification display and camera.
The LG G Pro Lite has launched in Latin America and will be followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East. Although the UK has so far not been mentioned we see no reason why the G Pro Lite wont make its way to the UK even if its just sold by a few retailers.
The cost cutting really begins to become apparent when you look closer inside :
|Feature||LG G Pro Lite||LG Optimus G Pro|
|Processor||MT6577 1.0 GHz Dual Core||Snapdragon 600 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300|
|Display||5.5-inch960 x 540 pixels)||1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches 401 ppi|
|Camera||8MP||13 MP, 4208 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Memory||1GB RAM, 8GB ROM||2GB RAM, 16 or 32 GB ROM|
|UX Features||KnockON, QSlide,QTranslator.||KnockON, QSlide,QTranslator.|
LG G Pro Lite Specification
- Processor: MT6577 1.0 GHz Dual Core
- Display: 5.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels)
- Network: 3G (HSDPA: 7.2Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76Mbps)
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, MicroSD
- Camera: Rear 8.0MP BSI / Front 1.3MP
- Battery: 3,140 mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
- Size: 150.2 x 76.9 x 9.4mm
- Weight: 161g
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, USB2.0, A-GPS, Wi-Fi Direct
- Colors: Black, White
By Kevin Thomas on 15th October, 2013