MetroPCS was one of the many (and I mean many) carriers that offered a variant of LG Optimus One, which it dubbed the LG Optimus M, and now it looks like Metro is getting ready to offer up a successor to its aging Optimus handset. The device you see above is known as the LG Optimus M+, claims Pocketnow, and it reportedly features a few notable upgrades from its predecessor. The Optimus M+ is said to feature a 3.5-inch HVGA display and 5-megapixel camera, up from the Optimus M's 3.2-inch screen and 3.2-megapixel shooter, as well as an 800MHz processor that's bumped up from the 600MHz CPU of the Optimus M. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is also rumored to be included with the Optimus M+, which is believed to feature the model number MS695.
What about pricing and availability, you ask? That information is still up in the air, but Pocketnow does say that the Optimus M+ should be making its way to MetroPCS's shelves soon. The Optimus M+ may not appease those Metro folk that are waiting for a shiny new high-end handset to hit the carrier's shelves, but having more options is always nice, and it's good to see Metro continue to flesh out its Android lineup. We'll be sure to let you know when MetroPCS makes the Optimus M+ official. Until then, feel free to keep ogling the two images up above.