Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 is just one of the company’s new SoCs announced at the CES (along with the even more powerful 800, and several lesser models), and LG looks like it’s going to be the first kid on the block to get the new chip into one of its phones, announcing that the 5.5-inch full HD Optimus G Pro will launch with the Snapdragon 600 under its hood this week.
We’ve already seen LG officially unveil the Optimus G Pro, but over the weekend it released a new statement detailing the handset’s hardware specs and shedding some more light on its global release.
The G Pro will run its quad-core Snapdragon 600 at 1.7GHz, giving what LG claims is a 24% performance boost over a comparable S4 Pro. The new SoC should also offer power savings, but with the phone’s 3140mAh battery, it doesn’t sound like it will be need that much help to offer some stellar battery life.
In addition to its hardware, the Optimus G Pro will have some neat software tricks, like being able to record from both front and rear cameras simultaneously. South Korea gets the phone this week, and the US and Japan are on-track for receiving the phone sometime in the second quarter of the year. Japan’s model will be a little smaller, at five inches.