LG’s Optimus G Pro, though spacious, elegant and zippy enough to make waves at the time of its release, enjoyed a very limited run in the spotlight, as it was replaced by the even more impressive G2 before it got to celebrate its six month anniversary.
And now a fresh member of the G family sees daylight in Korea to replace the G2. Not so fast, as the new guy may look like an evolved G2, but it’s actually not. It’s barely an upgrade over the Optimus G Pro. So what’s its deal? Its purpose in “life”? Beats me.
What I do know is this LG Gx (lousy name, by the by) has the internals of the G Pro and the outer look of the G2. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, if you will.
For those that don’t remember what the Optimus G Pro was all about, here’s a roundup of the specs and features now shared with the Gx: 5.5-inch Full HD panel, quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB on-board storage, microSD support, 4G LTE connectivity, 3,140 mAh battery.
As a direct consequence of the slight design makeover, the Gx is just a tad slimmer (9.2 mm) and lighter (167 grams) than the G Pro. Then you can probably expect a minor software bump (maybe Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out the box), and a number of novel apps and functions, such as Smart Day, Media Time and Telephone Reminder.
Oh, so the G Pro and Gx are not identical on the inside after all. Still, the novelties are not nearly substantial enough to warrant a purchase.
Via [LG Korea]