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LG Optimus GK squeezes Optimus G Pro specs into a 5-inch body

We may not ever see the 5.5-inch LG Optimus G Pro released in the UK, but we could see a smaller offshoot of the handset. LG recently announced the Optimus GK, a 5-inch device with near identical specs to the Optimus G Pro. The phone is only set to land on South Korean shelves for now, but an international release isn’t outside the realm of possibility.

The LG Optimus GK features a 5-inch 1080p IPS display with a pixel density of 440PPI, along with a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7Ghz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. A 13-megapixel camera is found on the rear of the device, and LG has included a front-facing 2.1-megapixel shooter too.

A microSD card slot will allow expandable storage up to 64GB, and LG has even managed to pack a 3,100mAh battery into the phone. That’s a pretty large rating considering the Galaxy S4, another 5-inch device, has a 2,600mAh battery. Still, that big battery comes at a cost: the LG Optimus GK is 9.9mm thick, and weighs 156g. Compare that to the Galaxy S4 at 7.9mm and 130g, and you’ll see that it’s not exactly a svelte package.

Still, at least LG is offering another option to the Galaxy S4 and HTC One until the LG Optimus G2 is released later this year. The company says that the Optimus GK will be released in South Korea next month, but we’ll have to wait and see if LG has plans to bring the handset to other countries.

[spotted at Engadget]

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