Well, this is weird. LG’s G Pro 2 was never picked up by a single U.S. carrier, yet its “Lite” variety may get support from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Meanwhile, the first-gen Optimus G Pro barely got AT&T’s vote of confidence.
LG is sure moving up in the world if the company’s mid-range phablet efforts draw so much interest in addition to its numerous flagships. Granted, the G Pro 2 Lite isn’t official yet, let alone confirmed for three leading North American wireless service providers, though it’s only a matter of time until announcements start piling up.
The jumbo-sized phone’s Verizon-bound version visited the FCC very recently with model number VS880, while various other sources substantiated the existence of an AT&T flavor (D631) and Sprint rendition (LS885).
All three shall support 4G LTE connectivity and cut a bunch of corners in order to keep costs in check. The display will be gargantuan, at 5.7 inches, but fairly low-res (1,280 x 720 pixels), and under the hood a modest quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip and 1 GB RAM will take care of business.
On the bright side, you can bet the farm on the G Pro 2 Lite running Android 4.4 KitKat out the box. Also, the phablet should be a monster autonomy-wise, thanks to a 3,200 mAh juicer. And I guess the 8 MP rear-facing camera doesn’t sound all that bad either. As long as LG, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint price the thing at $400 tops.