South Korean electronics giant LG is reportedly working on a cheaper variant of the company's flagship 5.5-inch phablet, Optimus Pro G, due next month.
Russian tech blog Hi-Tech mail has revealed that LG is prepping up to launch a new low-cost phablet G Pro Lite Dual' next month. The rumoured phone is said to be a stripped down version of the original Optimus G Pro, which was unveiled back in February.
As the name suggests, G Pro Lite Dual will be a dual-SIM smartphone featuring two-core processor and an 8.0-megapixel primary camera with BSI sensor. The high-end model boasts a more powerful Snapdragon 600 series quad-core processor and a splendid13.0-MP VGA.
LG has reportedly decided to keep the same battery (3,140 mAh) as well as 5.5-inch screen size sans the full HD display resolution in the G Pro Lite Dual.
The device boasts of dual-speakers and smart features like the Smart video pause, KnockOn (tap screen to unlock screen), Qslide and Guest mode, as seen on the Optimus G Pro.
The tech website claimed that G Pro Lite Dual would initially get released in Russia with a price-tag of around 12,990 Rubbles (approximately ₹25,000). With a sub-₹25,000 price point, LG is certain to find success in emerging markets like India.
Another South Korean giant, Samsung, is one such prolific firm which has made huge profits with Galaxy Grand Duos along with other low-cost handset series in price-sensitive developing countries in Asia.
LG's Optimus G Pro was launched in the Indian market in July this year with an original price tag of ₹42,500. It is currently available at a price range of ₹33,000 to ₹35,000.