LG Optimus G Pro Retails for $99 Through AT&T, Successor Unveiling Coming Soon

The LG Optimus G Pro is now being offered by AT&T for just $99 with a new two-year contract.

The carrier is also selling the Optimus G for only $49 with a new contract. This special promotion is being run just weeks before the LG Optimus G2 is announced on Aug. 7 at a New York City media event. These offers end on July 25.

The original LG Optimus G was released in November of last year.

LG issued a press release when the Optimus Pro G first launched boasting about the device's eye-recognition technology. This technology will be part of a bigger new multimedia feature known as Smart Video.

"Smart Video recognizes the position of the viewer's eyes and automatically plays for (and) stops the video without any manual input from the user," wrote LG. "When the viewer's eyes are no longer focused on the smartphone display, the front camera recognizes this and immediately pauses the video automatically."

The device also has the Dual Camera function, which will allow users to capture photos using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition. This same feature will be available on the Galaxy S4 and was shown off by Samsung at their event last night.

"LG is continuously innovating to offer creative ways to offer a user experience that adds value to our customers," said Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "It's the positive UX that will differentiate smartphones in 2013 and beyond, not only cutting-edge hardware specs."

Other specs on the AT&T variant include a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD Display, 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel front camera, and a 3,140 battery.