Feb, 18 2013

LG’s half-baked announcement of the LG Optimus G Pro last week was nice, but the Korean manufacturer has finally revealed the device in full. The latest press release confirms a few of the specs we’ve already known, including a 5.5 inch 1080p HD display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel HD camera with a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, a 3,140mAh battery, and more.

We’d thought the 1.7GHz quad-core processor revealed last week would be a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, but the Optimus G Pro will actually feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600. This would make it the first device announced with a chipset from Qualcomm’s latest and most powerful line, though it’s not quite the Snapdragon 800. Still, it will be quite the beast and should put any benchmarks to shame.

On the software side, you can obviously expect Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and LG’s custom Optimus 3.0 user interface sitting on top of that. More interesting than all of that is when we can get it, of course. LG has confirmed that the Optimus G Pro would begin selling in the United States beginning in the second quarter of this year. We’ll have to wait on official world from the country’s carriers to see who exactly will be offering it, of course, but it’s nice to know that us mere Americans will have a chance to own one regardless.

We’ll be in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress next week to take in all the best the mobile world has to offer, and you can bet the LG booth will be one of our first stops as we look to get some good hands-on time with the Optimus G Pro. Circle back for those particular festivities starting next week Monday. Head to LG Korea for a translated press release.

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