Analogix, the company behind the SlimPort accessory that allows the Nexus 4 to output HD audio and video via its micro-USB port, today announced the next device to include support for the technology: the LG Optimus G Pro. We noticed SlimPort in the specs when LG just recently announced the quad-core, 5.5-inch, 1080p smartphone, but today Analogix confirmed in a press release it would indeed be a SlimPort-enabled device. The SlimPort technology, demoed by Analogix in the video above, allows users to output 1080p video and audio to any HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA or DVI-enabled TVs, projectors and monitors via its SlimPort accessories. We had a chance to try the technology on a Nexus 4 at CES this year and were very impressed with demos of graphic intensive 3D games running smoothly on the big screen while simultaneously charging the 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/smart phone platform division of LG Mobile Communications Company. “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.”
The full press release from Analogix is below:
G Integrates Analogix SlimPort into Optimus G Pro Smartphone
Powerful New Smartphone Uses SlimPort to Connect to External HD Displays
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain, February 20, 2013 – Mobile World Congress 2013 – Analogix® Semiconductor, the market leader in enabling DisplayPort solutions, announced that along with the Google Nexus 4, the Optimus G Pro smartphone is the next Slimport-enabled device from LG to provide easy connectivity to HDMI TVs, VGA projectors and DisplayPort monitors.
“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 Wou, division leader/smart phone platform division of LG Mobile Communications Company. “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.”
Based on the VESA DisplayPort standard, SlimPort accessories enable smartphones and tablet to output HD audio and video from the micro-USB port to HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort or DVI-enabled TBs, projectors and monitors. As a result, mobile users can enjoy theater-quality HD video and audio from any-sized display, without draining the power of the mobile device.
“The mobile market is innovating at a rapid pace and LG Smartphone is leading this market,” said Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for Analogix. “LG’s Optimus G Pro is a powerful and versatile smartphone, and the inclusion of SlimPort makes it an extraordinary value for consumers and business professionals alike.”
About the LG Optimus G Pro
The Optimus G Pro is the newest addition to the LG’s premium Optimus G Series lineup of products with a5.5-inchFull HD IPS (400ppi)display, 1.7GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon™ 600 Processor, a 3,140mAh removable battery, and the Android 4.1.2Jelly Bean operating system. Its 13MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera supports simultaneous dual video recording feature and outputs high-quality photography and video, which users can view in stunning quality on high-resolution monitors and HDTV displays with the Analogix SlimPort connector at up to Full-HD (1080p60) and 24 bits per color depth.
More information about SlimPort accessories can be found at www.slimportconnect.com. To see a live demo, visit Analogix Semiconductor in Hall 8.1, Stand 8.1K13 at the Mobile World Congress Event, February 25 – 28 in Barcelona.
About Analogix Semiconductor
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures semiconductors for the digital multimedia market, from portable devices such as smart phones to high-end graphics cards and large, high-definition displays. Analogix is the market leader in providing end-to-end interface connectivity semiconductor solutions for DisplayPort, including the SlimPort family of products. For more information visitwww.analogix.com or follow us on Twitter @Analogix.
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