Analogix Semiconductor, a designer and manufacturer for the digital multimedia market, has announced that the Optimus G Pro will be the second LG-made smartphone to feature its SlimPort technology, with the Nexus 4 being the first. Based on the VESA DisplayPort standard, SlimPort enables easy connectivity to full-sized HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort connectors, allowing the Optimus G Pro to connect to practically any modern display device.
“With SlimPort, LG is able to deliver unprecedented functionality at a lower cost, because of its streamlined design and standard USB connector,” said Dr. Ramchan Woo, division leader of the smart phone platform division at LG Mobile Communications Company, in a statement. “SlimPort unleashes content from the Optimus G Pro smartphone, making it a snap to share and enjoy videos, games, photos and more on any screen.”
SlimPort accessories allow smartphones and tablets to send HD audio and video to any HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort or DVI-enabled TV, projector or monitor through the device's micro-USB port. Not only does this allow users to watch high quality video on a display of any size, it does so without massively draining the power of the mobile device.
The Optimus G Pro is LG's latest premium smartphone. Released in South Korea this week, the device boasts a 5.5-inch full 1080p HD IPS display, a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, a removable 3,140 mAh battery and comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean installed. With its 13 megapixel rear camera and 2.1 megapixel front-facing shooter, the Optimus G Pro supports simultaneous dual video recording. It is also capable of recording in 1080p.
Analogix first introduced its SlimPort Accessories Adopters Program in May 2011 and has been working hard since to get major smartphone manufacturers on board with the technology. Having SlimPort technology included on the Nexus 4 was a huge step forward for Analogix as the device has been extremely popular since its release.
Edited by Brooke Neuman