The LG Optimus G Pro has named its first point of availability outside Asia, as AT&T announced on Wednesday that it will be available in  the US from10 May for $199 (£128) on contract. The 5.5-inch handset is set to take on Samsung's similarly spec'd Galaxy Note II in the battle of the phablets. 

For those of you seeking out the Optimus G Pro, you'll be able to pre-order it from AT&T from 3 May online. The Optimus G Pro has been making its rounds in Asia, with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 processor running at 1.7GHz, 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM and a microSD slot for added storage. 

LG has even seen a bit of success with the Optimus G Pro in its home country of South Korea. In early April, the company announced it had already sold more than half a million units in only 40 days. The original Optimus G saw 1 million shipped in four months of its being available in South Korea, Japan, Canada and the US, so the updated version is definitely off to a great start. However, we find it a little odd that LG would restrict the Optimus G Pro to just AT&T. Why not open it up to all of the US carriers as Samsung does?

AT&T's version of the Optimus G Pro features 32GB of internal storage, with a slot of up to 64GB of expandable memory. When we got our first look at the Optimus G Pro in late-February, we found it to be a light device with plenty of power underneath.

The Optimus G Pro has yet to be announced for the UK. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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