Image and specs of the LG Optimus G Pro leak online

Ian Hardy

January 18, 2013 7:40am

It’s inevitable that LG will follow-up the popular 4.7-inch Android-powered Optimus G with another flagship device. Rumours have been pointing towards something called the “G2″ that has a bigger display, more powerful processor, better camera and bigger battery. Engadget might have solved this mystery as they’ve posted an image of a spec sheet that shows the “Optimus G Pro” will be hitting NTT Docomo in Japan soon.

As for the specs, the LTE-enabled G Pro sports a 5-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera, 3000mAh battery, runs Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, weighs 160 grams and overall dimensions are 139 x 70 x 10.1 mm thin. There’s no official word on launch dates, pricing or if the G Pro will come to Canada. Hopefully more will be revealed at Mobile World Congress next month.

Source: Engadget

  • Mark

    I must say, LG’s designs are getting better and better. Quality wise though, jury is still out on that one.

  • jellmoo

    I have to say, that looks really nice and the specs (especially that nice big battery) look great.

    The only issue I have is with the size. I don’t like the trend of phones getting bigger and bigger at the high end, with fewer and fewer lower size models being available. I completely appreciate having larger sized devices as an option, but it shouldn’t be the only option at the high end. android is supposed to be about choice. Lately, it seems like it’s starting to fizzle away when it comes to the actual physical handsets themselves.

    • some guy

      I didn’t like when phones were smaller. I found them too awkward to use.

      So lets agree to disagree.

      Everything goes with a trend. Smaller phones had their time and now it’s all about big screens. Obviously the big screens are the hot ticket right now, but it will change in the future.

      So if you want a smaller screen, you’re not getting a flagship device.

    • Frosty

      I might be wrong, but I’m pretty sure I read that the G2 will be sub-5 inches. This G pro is probably the 5 incher slated to be announced at MWC that is to compete with the other phablets in early 2013, with the G2 coming later in the year with KLP.

    • Ben S

      I feel the same way. I like the great designs and specs that are coming with new and newer phones, but have already found that current superphones (Nokia 920, HTC OneX) are too large for my comfort. My assumption at this point, is that I’ll either have to deal with a too-large phone in a couple of years, or compromise on screen quality and/or camera.

  • Jamaal

    I’ve been using the Optimus G for a couple of months and surprisingly, love it

  • Mark

    Wow 3000mAh battery is really impressive but IMO I think 5″ screen is too big, I played with the HTC One X and the size is ridiculous so I can’t imagine with this phone. But wtv I haven’t seen the device in person yet so I can’t bash LG. Same thing for the Xperia Z which really interest me.

  • Dalex

    Getting annoyed with these massive sizes as well. The best phone size I’ve had the pleasure to work with is my Galaxy S2 at 4.3 inches. It is easily pocketable, usable with one hand and a joy to hold.

    It is very easy to make a big phone, its far from an engineering feat as it gives you a lot of room to put high end components. To fit them in a smaller package is much more impressive.

    Sure the Galaxy Note “phablet” series is great, but it should stand alone, not be joined by phones that are getting closer and closer to its size.

    • Hilman

      You really think the extra 14 mm in length and 4 mm in width on this phone is going to magically make it too large for your pocket and hands? The bezels are getting smaller making a “larger” phone about the same size.

    • LGgotitright_HTCislazy

      Dalex you’re a moron.

      The phones are getting bigger with screen size. The actual size of the phone is only slightly getting larger because with today’s technology you can have the screen closer to the edge.

    • jellmoo

      While it is true that bezel size is getting smaller, there is still a limit as to how far it can shrink before it gets unwieldy to use. Your hand needs to be able to grab on to something on the device, and less bevel means more surface area on the screen itself. This blocks line of sight and increases the chance of inadvertent icon pushing.

  • Waiting for Razr M HD w/3300mah

    Is battery removable? If not, it will only last 2 years.

    • Bernie

      Almost all cell phones made for the Japanese market nowadays come standard with waterproofing and removable battery covers.

      The Optimus G model released for Japan (L-01E) has a replaceable battery, so I’m almost certain the Pro will have it too.

  • LGgotitright_HTCislazy

    LG listens and got it right with 3000 mAh. While HTC is lazy and doesn’t care what the consumers want. HTC wants to release a flagship phone with super high specs but give a measly 2000 mAh battery.

    HTC deserves to go under. They make too much mistakes.

  • tomatoes11

    There are plenty of smaller options out there that are iPhone 5 level or better. I don’t understand the whining about it.

    The Xperia V, Meizu Mx quad, and the Acer cloud mobile are just as high end as the GS3 and HTC One X.

    The Xiaomi phone 2 is just about the highest end phone ever next to this and the Xperia Z, except the Xiomi phone 2 is already out! Making smaller phones isn’t harder at all. Just make the display smaller.

    • jellmoo

      Which carriers carry these devices? Only one of them is an LTE device. How can you actually consider these as viable alternatives? They are difficult to acquire, and cannot be run at full speed here.

      The whining exists because these aren’t viable options. These options simply do not exist for the average consumer who is going to go to a carrier for a new device. They might work for the mobile enthusiasts that visits sites such as this one, but for your average shopper that wants a smartphone?

  • GNOTE2

    Too thick at 10.4MM… if samsung can make the Note 2 with a 3100 MAH batt at 9.4MM so can they (removable might I add)

  • Falco

    Screen sizes getting too big for me too. And I know many professionals, including me, who can’t deal with virtual keyboards. So I love my Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro with the slide out physical keyboard. Also the camera is totally amazing with every possible adjustment including automatic macro focusing, even in video, and zone focusing. Also has HDMI out for TV etc. The only thing I would like is pause control in video recording. I’ll probably keep the X Pro until either it dies or I do.

  • Hashtagsmallerphones

    I want a phone I can fit on my pocket. Bring back the Motorola V3c and give it a good processor and camera.
    I’m a simple man. Thanks for your time. :)

  • human

    The best iphone yet lol

    Looks good though!