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LG Asks Us to Save the Date for a May 1 “Share the Genius” Press Event

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LG dropped a save-the-date note into our inbox this afternoon, asking us to clear our calendars for a May 1 press event in New York City. The press invite mentions little, only providing two quotes of “Share the genius” and “Capture the spotlight in true brilliance.” While neither mean a thing to me, one would expect this event to feature their new Optimus G Pro, since no other phone from them is on our radar at this time. 

The Optimus G Pro is LG’s 5.5″ device similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, but with slightly better specs. Instead of a 720p display, it sports a full 1080p resolution, along with a 13MP camera, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, and LTE. It even looks a lot like a Note 2, with its physical home button, however, there is no S Pen or pen-like functionality to the device. Early reviews on Korean Optimus G pros have been mostly positive, but could get even better once the device receives its “value pack” upgrade that features a smart pause video feature and dual camera.

We’ll be sure to be on hand for whatever it is they announce.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Samsung rules period

    • squiddy20

      That is your opinion. Period.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Barf on this crappy squiddy20 he stinks like Lg.

        • squiddy20

          What an intelligent response from a 50-or-so year old “man”. Children could come up with better.

  • Jim

    LG has come a long way and i am excited for the new devices they are going to release. Opitmus G is an awesome device. I love it, I refuse to become and isheep or a Samsung fan boy. LG bring the competition to the US!!!!!!

  • Nice can’t wait. And look at all the haters bashing lg hard. Ppl don’t remember couple years ago ppl were bashing samsung and look at where they are today. LG is way better than htc, everyone says they have nice phones but they don’t have the profits to prove it, lg is better than moto, moto is only around still becuz verizon forces everyone to buy a drooooid, id say lg is neck if not better than samsung on quality built phones. Advertising is the only thing missing and lg is starting to bring up more ads now.

  • I’m actually really looking forward to this device, if I wasn’t locked into Verizon with the Droid DNA, I’d jump ship for this device alone. Obviously Big Red isn’t getting this. For everyone out there saying that the Note 2 is better, how can you tell unless you’re actually using this device? Certainly you wouldn’t base that opinion based on the fact that the Note 2 has the S-Pen and the Optimus G Pro doesn’t. I hope this device does well. I’m getting tired of hearing about Samsung and Apple and them constantly having a pissing contest.

    • sk3litor

      I don’t understand OEM loyalty myself. I think anyone who can make a great android phone is a good thing. It just so happens Samsung has been making great devices for a while now. Gs2, gnex, gs3, note2. but anybody that can knock it out of the park is cool with me. (Except ZTE and Haweii the bad things I’ve heard just don’t sit well with me

      • I agree, the devices that LG has released in the past have left a sour taste people’s mouth. Samsung has been knocking it out of the park l with their releases here lately, I will give them that. As for the Nexus phones, never been a fan. The Optimus G Pro looks like a winner, sure there are some things there that mock the Galaxy phones, but show me someone who isn’t copying someone somewhere.

  • dannyWHITE

    5.5 inch 1080p screen from the company that makes the Retina display on iproducts, with 13 megapixel camera, a fast quad core processor with LTE, large internal memory as well as external memory??? What more can you ask for?

  • Ryan

    I am excited to see what is going to happen. Trolls go ahead and flame LG blah blah blah. A real Android enthusiast would be happy to have another great Android device. Samsung wasnt always big and bad they started from the bottom like everyone else.

  • tomn1ce

    They’re going to unveil the LG Optimus Zone for verizon….lmao

  • Meh..

  • Shane Redman

    Can Eric Schmidt and all his new plugs into Motorola share the “phenomenal” genius they’ve got going over there???

  • Kevin Hill

    I would much rather see them have more advertisements. Enough with the press events.

  • Busy May. LG, I/O, Verizon S4. What next? an Apple release on the 9th?

  • Austin Warren

    Maybe a public apology for blatantly copying the Note 2.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Enjoy this video fast forward to 2:42 on the video. Lg can copy the looks but won’t be able to copy the software. Not with these problems….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igghuyAPaYA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

      • michael arazan

        Do you work for LG or something?


      Worse than an iSheep.

      • Austin Warren

        I own one Samsung device. Good try though troll.

    • I guess Samsung should issue an apology for “blatantly copying the iPhone”.

  • Tim242

    They should remove the lead from their charging cables.

    • Mind. Blown. 😉

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  • Tim242

    It’s funny that LG thinks they are important.

    • master94

      3rd largest oem in the USA and 4th in the world makes them very important. Remember competition is always better.

    • Ryan

      LG sold the Motion on Metro. Over 2 million units in 3-4 months. #3 most sold phone on all carriers in 2012. Optimus G(updated to Android 4.1.2) and Nexus 4 great devices. Ya they are important up and comers.

      • Tim242

        I work at one of the two carriers that sell the Optimus G. People don’t buy it. The Nexus 4 is not a great device. It is horribly fragile. The display is washed out and the sensitivity is the worst I’ve ever experienced. Scrolling was not good. Try to pinch and zoom. It doesn’t start zooming until your fingers are 2″ apart.

        • dannyWHITE

          They dont buy it because brained washed sales reps like yourself only sell what you think is popular instead of selling a product to fit a customers needs. I can probably assume you have a high return rate because of this…

          • Tim242

            I love when people like you make assumptions that are uninformed at best, completely stupid at worst. We had contests to sell as many of them as possible. In December, we got $100 for each we sold. If we sold the most, we got $2000 in extra commission. So obviously, we had good reason to sell it. The OEM’s send reps to hype us up and show off the features of the phones. People come in wanting Galaxies and iPhones. Fact is fact.

          • dannyWHITE

            I take it you work for Sprint

          • Ryan

            People do come in wanting those but its up to you to qualify a customer and talk about the experience. I have reps selling many LG devices and love it. They have no issues. It isnt easy i will admit. its easy to just sell them the iphone or S3. Put the Optimus G and S3 side by side on Google.com. you will see the AMOLED vs IPS display difference. Touchwiz is an overlay on Android and LG Optimus UI is baked into android providing a faster smoother experience. If you show this to a customer I bet you will have atleast a 10% sales increase. Quad core S4 pro is far superior than dual core S4. both have 2 GB of RAM.

          • Tim242

            LG’s IPS display on the Optimus G and Nexus 4 are washed out. People prefer the popping colors of Amoled. There is no difference in speed and performance between them. LG’s UI is a skin the same as TW. You are speaking in opinion, and not that of average consumers.

          • Ryan

            I am calling BS. you are just brainwashed and closed minded. I am done here.

          • Tim242

            I’m brainwashed because I give customers what they choose. It’s called keeping my return rate down. If I were brainwashed, I would never sell an iPhone.

          • Ryan

            If you would show the device and the advantages it would sell. Customers are brainwashed and bought by TV ads. Many online reviews and websites rate it above the S3. If i had $5 bucks you would take it. You would love my $20 bucks but if i dont tell you about it you dont know and wont get it. same principal.

          • Tim242

            I guess you missed my post above about the contest.

          • sk3litor

            Gentleman, gentleman it’s (unfortunately) nothing to do with being informed. It’s” cult of brand”. People want things that show status. Sad but true

          • Ryan

            Whatever I see you troll every where. Too late moto…..HTC one is ugly…blah blah samsung fanboy run along let real android enthusiasts talk/

          • Tim242

            Opinions that are different than your own does not equal trolling. I have owned 1 Samsung phone, well two counting the Nexus. I have owned 2 Moto phones and 5 HTC phones. I am far from a fanboy. However, like most people, I do not like LG. Their phones usually suck, or at least have a major issue holding them back. The thing that bothers me most, is the poison that they put in their charging cables.

          • I’m still rocking the LG Spectrum, yeah I hated it at first,but now, with official CM10.1 it’s an awesome phone. Plan on using it till it’s dead.

          • My Nexus 4 isn’t like that, but then it has the nipples so perhaps they fixed any flaws. (Not dropped it more than 1 foot yet so cannot comment on fragility.

  • Since when did LG become enough of a force in the US smartphone market to be holding their own grand press events? Memo to LG: Yes, you created the Nexus 4, but beyond that nobody cares about any other smartphone you’ve put out. You’d better bring your A-game if you expect to attract attention away from the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One.

    • OptimusL

      Lol @ “nobody cares”, you don’t speak for everybody.