LG Optimus G Pro fully detailed, slated for North American debut in Q2 2013

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: February 17, 2013

LG Optimus G Pro official

After giving us an official tease of its new 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro earlier this week, LG tonight officially spilled the (jelly) beans on its upcoming flagship smartphone. In addition to that 5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS display, this Optimus G Pro touts a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, which makes it the first smartphone to pack the recently-announced chip. The Snapdragon 600 is expected to offer improved performance over the quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor that's found in the original Optimus G as well as reduced power consumption. Interested in the rest of the Optimus G Pro's features? Here's the full spec sheet in an easy-to-digest bulleted list:

  • 5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS display
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear, 2.1-megapixel front cameras
  • 32GB built-in storage, microSD card slot (supports cards up to 64GB in size)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Removable 3,140mAh battery
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • Home key with six-color LED
  • 4G LTE, HSPA+, EV-DO
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Available in Indigo Black or Luna White

Compared to the 5-inch Optimus G Pro that was announced for Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo in January, this new model touts a slightly larger display and battery as well as that new Snapdragon 600 processor. Sounds like some nice improvements to me. The Optimus G Pro is expected to hit Korean carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus on Wednesday, and LG says that launches in Japan and then North America in the second quarter. There's no mention of any U.S.-specific information, but for anyone that's itching to give the Optimus G Pro sandwich that is a Snapdragon 600 CPU in-between a 5.5-inch 1080p display and Nexus 4-like rear, the fact that a North American release is planned is a good start. Would you be interested in picking up an Optimus G Pro if it landed stateside?

Via Engadget, Yonhap News Agency, LG Newsroom

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