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Now days, it is common to see tech vendors launching handsets at much higher price and within weeks slashing the price to stay afloat. This is nothing but pure marketing gimmick. LG India announced the arrival of Optimus G Pro on July 4. The official price communicated to media was Rs. 42,500. In a sudden move, online retailer Flipkart has started taking pre-orders of the device at Rs. 38,990.
The listing says that the phone won't arrive until second week of July. Officially LG hasn't slashed the price. It is out of question that Flipkart is charging less to take more preorders. So what's the reality -either LG is planning to slash the price of Optimus G Pro in the coming weeks or for a limited period Flipkart has quoted lower price.
LG Optimus G Pro packs a 5.5-inch display with 1080p HD resolution, 1.7GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory which can be further via microSD card, a 13-mega pixel rear camera, 2.4-mega pixel front facing camera, 4G LTE , 3G , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.
There is no doubt that LG tried to being hell of cool features (software wise) to differentiate the device from others. Being priced at Rs. 42,500, the phone has many competitors in the form of Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo K900, Galaxy Note II, among others.
As we said earlier, LG managed to stuff some new software features which you won't find in any other handset. The phone is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with LG home backed UI on the top. There is a feature QMemo, which actually turns the device into live notepad. Magic Remote Pad and Text Keypad options for QRemote work as a remote control for LG's Smart TVs.
There's a feature which tracks your eyes via recognition technology. If the viewer's eye deviates away from the device, the front camera pause the video automatically. The device supports dual camera functionality which allows a user to capture pictures using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. Stay tuned to GizBot.