LG has given the official nod to the recently leaked G Pro Lite device. The super-sized phablet packs in average-sounding specs, pitting it against the slightly cheaper Samsung Galaxy Mega, as opposed to its Korean rival’s new, high-end Galaxy Note 3.
The Android 4.1.2-powered phone's key feature is the 5.5-inch display. That’s more than ample for watching movies on the move, although the 960x540 resolution doesn’t exactly excite. Sure, things will look sharp, but they’ll be well short of the HD standard we’ve come to expect.
There’s also an 8-megapixel snapper round the back, while under the bonnet there's 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz dual-core processor to keep things ticking along. That’s pretty sluggish by today’s standards, but should at least ensure the G Pro Lite is cheap.
The one big omission, though, is 4G. That might not be a deal-breaker, but with even the cheapest smartphones packing LTE these days, it’s a pretty big failing on LG’s part.
Emerging markets are set to get the phone first, with no plans announced for UK availability. But with LG and Google’s Nexus 5 imminent, and bound to be cheap, we reckon it's worth waiting to see what that offers before committing.