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LG preps faster, bigger Optimus G Pro to join the wave of 1080p phones

LG Optimus G


Check out our full review of the LG Optimus G Pro cell phone.

Following in the footsteps of LG superstars, the Optimus G and Nexus 4, the company’s next Android device will be the LG Optimus G Pro. A leaked graphic was sent to Engadget today showing off the latest flagship’s killer specs.

What we’re looking at is a 5-inch 1080p display with a 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor providing the horsepower. Even though the specs are impressive, we must say they are pretty standard for high-end Android devices in 2013 – assuming the graphic can be trusted anyway.

The Optimus G Pro will ship with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and pack in 32GB of storage, 2GB of memory, and support for LTE networks. As for the cameras, it looks like LG put a 2.4-megapixel up front and a 13-megapixel on the back. Again, very standard specs for a top-of-the-line Android device, not that we’re complaining. It is a definite step up from the Optimus G, which is already an outstanding smartphone.

Unfortunately, any information on availability or pricing was left out of the leak. The Optimus G is currently sold in the United States, Canada, Japan, and South Korea so it could be assumed the Pro would follow suit. Engadget confirms that certain features of the Pro hint at it being carried by NTT DoCoMo in Japan.

This leak accompanies another set of rumors that LG may release an Optimus G2 before the end of the year. Of course, since this latest leak pins the same features of the G2 (5-inch 1080p display, Android 4.1, etc.) it is possible the Pro and G2 are actually the same device. The identical feature set also doesn’t make sense as usually one device would take a more entry-level position, but it wouldn’t be the first time a tech rumor led us astray.

In any case, LG has a great track record with the Optimus G and the (almost identical) Nexus 4, with the latter being the subject of Android obsession. Today LG revealed that more than 1 million Optimus Gs have been sold in the four months following its debut, Yonhap News Agency reports. Those numbers will only grow as LG finishes plans to launch the phone in China and parts of Europe. From where we’re standing, Samsung better watch its back. LG may be the manufacturer to challenge the success of the Galaxy S3 and help put another Android device on the mainstream’s radar.

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