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First Look: LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T (hands-on)

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First Look: LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T (hands-on)

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The 5.5-inch, quad-core superphone feels just as quick, nimble, and powerful as the international model. Our experience makes us even more eager for the device's launch date of May 10. The handset will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract, but AT&T will begin taking preorders of the phone starting May 3.

-Hey, guys. This is Brian Bennett for CNET.com. And right now we are at LG's launch event in New York City for the LG Optimus G Pro. Now this is the US version of the international device which launched at Mobile World Congress, but this new product is actually gonna be coming to AT&T. Now pre-orders for the LG Optimus G Pro go on sale basically on May 3rd. And the actual device starts to hit stores on May 10th. So as you can tell this device is very large and the-- sort of hybrid Tablet and Smartphone range. You can see it has a very large 5.5 inch screen, 1080p, that's 1920 x 1080. It has an IPS LCD display. You can see it's very bright, has lots of really nice colors. And it's also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. One of the newest ones you can get. Also really nice about the device is it connects two AT&Ts for GLT Network for fast data. And as you can see it's very thin, has this sort of nice metallic trim on the edges which is pretty cool. Unlike the European version, it does not have an antenna to get digital TV and stuff like that. But it does have a headphone jack up top. You've got a power button right here on the right side. And on the left you got volume as well as a dedicated camera button. You've got USB on the back-- on the bottom right here. Then on the back, you have a 13-megapixel camera that has an LED flash as well. On the front, it's a 2-megapixel front facing camera. And what's interesting about that is you can do some really cool camera features where you can actually see both the-- what's happening through the front and also through the-- going through the main camera at the same time. So it captured both at once. So that's the interesting feature. It's something you've seen on other phones like the Samsung Galaxy s4. So the operating system is Android Jelly Bean which is very nice, very modern OS. You can see you have LG Spin on things. It's very fast, very responsive. Have their own UI over Android, but a very-- it looks pretty clean, pretty modern, and all in all, a pretty handsome handset. So there you have it folks. I'm Brian Bennett for CNET.com and this has been a first look at the LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T. Check back soon for a full review.

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