LG likely bringing the Optimus G Pro to Canada in Q2

Daniel Bader

February 18, 2013 2:36pm


LG announced the international availability of its Optimus G Pro this morning, and promises to bring the 5.5-inch device to North America in the second quarter. While the company wouldn’t provide specific launch details, nor would it commit to any Canadian carriers, we’ll likely see the phone some time between March and May.

In addition to a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, which works out to a mouth-watering pixel density of 400ppi, the Optimus G Pro has a 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 chip, the successor to the company’s popular S4 Pro SoC. It also has 2GB of RAM, a 13MP back camera and 2.1MP front camera with the ability to do simultaneous shots (think of it as a panorama mode on steroids). The Optimus G Pro is the first product to ship with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon processor, which promises a 40% boost over the S4 Pro.

The device comes in at 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm and 172g, which is almost identical to the Note II’s 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm, though it is a bit lighter than the Samsung device’s 183g weight. The 3140mAh battery is the enough to power the Pro through the day, and it has all the fixin’s, including a HDMI Slimport, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and a microSD slot, along with support for LTE.

The Optimus G Pro will ship with Android 4.1, with no word on an upgrade to Android 4.2.

We still think it looks too similar to the Note II for comfort, but that’s the way the industry goes these days. Copies of copies. We’ll bring you more when we have it.

Via: Slashgear

  • ActivesiN

    what a beast of a phone

  • Comment Master

    well..I like the models more 😉

  • Darth Paton

    note III will blow this piece of crap out of the water

    • til-bar

      Ya, well the LG Optimus G Pro II will blow the Note III out of the water…

      Claiming that a future unannounced phone will be better is foolish. That’s how product iteration works, things get better over time.

  • jeffrey williams

    holy crap thats a true beast hope samsung and htc bring something better

  • til-bar

    Substantially narrower than the Note II. This makes it far more useable.

    I would love to use a device with screen size over 5″, but I’m just not comfortable using a device that is wider than 70 or 71 mm.

  • tonya

    holy crap! that’s the size of a beast!

  • Instant Love

    now its HTC’s turn.

  • Come On LG

    Android 4.1????? Please LG don’t do this

  • petery

    Come on Telus. Please launch it.

  • Gman

    LG Optimus Note 2 looking good.

  • sak500

    No thanks with the usual last gen o/s and pathetic support which will be dropped as soon as the phone is released. I’d rather sell my S3 and get an SIV once it’s released.

  • Brian

    Nice to see LG is absolutely shameless in stealing the Note II design

  • some guy

    Based on LG’s past of cheap phones that just don’t work… I suffered with conflicting feelings when testing the Optimus G.
    It was fast and well built. Screen was fantastic and it was a pleasure to use. But the LG logo on it always makes me wary…

    That being said, If the G Pro is like the G in terms of build, it will be a solid phone. Now LG just needs to work on getting updates out faster.

    • ACITceva

      I completely understand your point and went through similar struggles myself with the Optimus G. In the end though I took a chance because I liked it so much and I have to say – I haven’t regretted it yet. It’s really quite an amazing device but I’m just hoping not be abandoned in regards to updates.

  • Steve

    Where are the legs?

  • Darknut

    After the G& Nexus4, I think LG will emerge as one of the best mobile manufacturers in the world. Their build quality is undoubtedly better than Samsungs, and imo LG makes nicer looking devices as well. If they can just build of the great software of the G, this will be a success.

  • SuperCows

    Those are some nice LGs … and I ain;t talking about the phone.

  • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    @Brad F (dickless pic)

    Sorry you have to go through life looking like that.

  • sal c

    This still coming to Rogers here in Canada?

  • eric

    finally it will problably never come to Canada….gonna have to buy the e980 version from “at&t”….sad that the U.S have it and not Canadians…..