LG G Pro Lite

1GHz dual-core CPU, qHD display, built-in stylus and dual-SIM capabilities

As leaked a few weeks back, LG has confirmed the global launch of the LG G Pro Lite, a lower-end (and presumably cheaper) version of its oversized G Pro handset. The LG G Pro Lite features a 5.5-inch qHD (960x540) display, and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on a 1GHz dual-core CPU. There's also 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, expandable via microSD, as well as an 8-megapixel camera with BSI sensor.

On the dual-SIM version of the handset there'll be a dedicated SIM-switching capacitive key in the bottom right corner. And like LG's Vu series, there's a a capacitive stylus included, though this time it slots neatly into the body of the device.

The LG G Pro Lite will be released this month in Latin America, with launches to follow in Russia, China, India, the Middle East and parts of Asia. More details in the press release after the jump.


LG G PRO LITE MAKES ITS GLOBAL DEBUT

LG’s Newest Smartphone Combines the Large Display and Large Capacity Battery of LG Optimus G Pro with the Newest Multimedia Features
    
SEOUL, Oct. 10, 2013 — To fulfill the needs of practical smartphone users who want to enjoy the convenience of a large display, LG Electronics (LG) today introduced to the world its latest device, LG G Pro Lite, with a 5.5-inch display and unique UX fea-tures.

In addition to its large IPS display, LG G Pro Lite features an equally large 3,140mAh battery, embedded Stylus Pen, stereo speakers and Dual SIM with a dedicated Hot Key. The phone is also designed with an ultra-narrow bezel for an incredible edge-to-edge viewing experience, slim design for optimal one-hand grip and convenient UX features shared with LG’s other premium G Series smartphones.

“With LG G Pro Lite, we are introducing a competitive device to the masses in the growing large smartphone market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The market for smartphones with displays over five inches will continue to grow and LG is in a great position to capture these new customers when they’re ready to move up from their current phones.”

The Stylus Pen that is included with the LG G Pro Lite increases the smartphone’s usability. The Stylus Pen allows for quick and accurate handwriting and can be stored conveniently in a slot at the top of the phone. And for customers who are increasingly turning to their smartphones for entertainment, LG equipped the LG G Pro Lite with dual speakers for excellent audio performance with or without headphones. What’s more, LG’s latest smartphone maximizes user convenience with a Dual SIM feature and a dedicated Hot Key to make switching between two SIM cards easier than ever before.

LG G Pro Lite comes with LG’s practical and convenient UX that features all the benefits of LG’s premium G Series, G Pro and G2. KnockON powers on the G Pro Lite with two taps to the display, Pause and Resume Recording allows for the recording of short snippets of video which can then be viewed as one continuous file, QSlide controls up to three different apps in one window, QuickMemo gives users the ability to instantly jot memos or notes from any screen without having to open a separate application and QTranslator instantly translates words and sentences from images captured with the smartphone’s camera.

LG G Pro Lite will make its world debut this month in Latin America followed by markets in Asia, Russia, China, India and the Middle East.

Key Specifications:
- 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 

 

Reader comments

LG G Pro Lite unveiled: Entry-level 5.5-incher for emerging markets

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Thanks for sharing.... so what's your point? That it's ok to go backwards with resolution while maintaining extra large screens? Makes no sense

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It's a budget handset, for individuals that can't afford expensive "phablets," but still want the benefits of a larger screen. If you would stop being a complete dick, you'd see that.

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Nice battery size. If that processor is pretty efficient, this should last a user a while.

Other specs aren't going to please most here, though.

What's wrong with the name? It's a g pro, with lighter specs.... That's why the name is g pro light. The name makes perfect sense to me.

Not sure if they have a name for it but it's a little like touchwiz visually but it's sooooo much lighter and out the box you can move the app drawer icon from the left to the middle. Haven't seen a mod to allow that on touchwiz since the GB days.

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As someone who has a G Pro and owned a Note 1, 2, and S2, the LG overlay is better than TouchWiz. Its a touch cartoonish, but it doesn't seem to slow down the phone as much as TouchWiz weighed on many of my Samsung phones.

I'm just curious of when LG will stop shamelessly copying Touchwiz. If they'd just go stock, I might have actually picked it up last week instead of my Moto X. Ok, maybe not.

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I have the LG G2 and I'm coming from a Skyrocket. I don't find the LG to be all that Touchwiz like in day to day use.

And the dang thang is fast.

Another bootleg wannabe Samsung product. A clear case of if you can't beat Em midus well join em.

Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung period.

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1. There is no word in the entire dictionary spelled "midus". The phrase is: If you can't beat them (or 'em) might as well join them ('em). Sad that you can't even get a simple, well known phrase right. Of course, you say things like "worth wild", so why should I be surprised?
2. If anything, as the title alone implies, this is just a low-end version of a phone they already have out. That doesn't make it a "bootleg wannabe Samsung product". Also, I'd love to see you come up with something totally different when there's only so many comfortable/efficient form factors a smartphone can take. What a joke.

I honestly don't know anymore, lol... you're right, there's just no point to it. He just erks me so much!

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The integrated pen kinda sucks as a G Pro owner, but I know from my Note 2 ownership that the S-Pen ends up being an after-though after a month or so of ownership... That being said, I'd sure like to see my G Pro E980 updated to anything higher than 4.1.2.

I read this all the time, and while I always just think "to each their own" I always wonder why it seems I'm one of the few who uses the s-pen for just about everything I do on my phone, every time I pick it up. Before I even turn it on, I'm taking the s-pen out... which in turn, turns the phone on for me. It's just so much easier, faster, and more accurate to navigate everything with, instead of using my finger. Also, typing using Swype with the s-pen is an absolute dream!

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I feel like they shouldn't go too low with a processor. Oh course, dual core, but at least have a higher clock rate than 1.

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i'm currently using LG L9 with almost the same specs as Pro Lite (except mine has smaller screen) and it's fast enough and I play games without any lag! UI? i can say that Optimus UI (thats how it's called) is wwaaayyy better that TouchWiz (i know because i've been using friends' samsungs)... i would definitely buy this one sincce i love big-screened cheap phones!

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