LG unveils the G Pro Lite with 5.5-inch 960 x 540 display and mediocre specs

Remember that supposedly affordable relative of LG's Optimus G Pro that surfaced online at the beginning of the month? Well, it's now official and as suspected, it's called the G Pro Lite. It's no flagship, with a 5.5-inch IPS display at 960 x 540 resolution, dual-core 1GHz Mediatek processor (MT6577), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage (expandable via microSD), 8-megapixel main camera (BSI sensor) and 2-megapixel front-facer. An embedded stylus, dual SIM support, stereo speakers, an "ultra-narrow" bezel and removable 3,140mAh battery are among its other features, with 3G HSPA, Bluetooth 3.0 and WiFi for all your connections. LG plans to launch the 161g (5.67 ounce) handset running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean first in Latin America, and later in Asia, Russia and the Middle East. One thing LG hasn't said, however, is how much the G Pro Lite is going to cost, but you can guess from the spec sheet it won't be extortionate.