LG Optimus G Pro unveiled: 5-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz S4 quad-core processor, 3,000mAh battery, and more


It’s been rumored for more than a few weeks now and it looks like the LG Optimus G Pro has finally been unveiled this evening and in Japan no less. The device was officially announced by NTT Docomo with a handful of other devices and sports that rumored 5-inch, full HD 1080p display we’ve been hearing so much about. That means the G Pro delivers a nicely dense 440 ppi

Also on the menu is a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a much demanded 3,000mAh battery. This makes for a device appox 1.5mm thicker than the original Optimus G (which had a 2,100mAh battery) but I’m sure the added junk in the trunk is a worthwhile trade-off.

As The Verge points out, the LG Optimus G Pro is packing a few new software enhancements along with Jelly Bean. Small widget like apps LG is calling “Slide Apps” that can be summoned atop other apps. This is similar to the ones we saw on the Sony Xperia Z during CES. When it comes to features, LG is always coming up with new tricks, this time when it comes to video. Users can record 2 videos from the front and rear facing cameras simultaneously. The smaller front facing camera video will be superimposed atop of the 13MP rear cam video, which should make for some interesting vlogging videos on YouTube. Way to go, LG.

The LG Optimus G Pro will arrive for NTT Docomo sometime in April in “Platinum White” or “Indigo Black” color variations. No word on a release for the rest of the globe. You can expect us to give it the full hands-on treatment once/if it makes an appearance at next month’s Mobile World Congress. So far, what do you guys think of the phone?

[via NTTDocomo]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Why did I buy a Nexus 4? Lol

    1. Maybe LG and Google will make this the Nexus 5 to be released at the end of the year? O_o

      1. By that time, there will be better phones already out.. lol

        1. Nah, this should be the highest-end of phones this year. How you gonna top 1080p and 2GB of RAM!?

          1. Oh snap!

          2. A 4K flexible SuperAMOLED Plus (“Plus” is non-pentile) screen with 4GB of RAM.

          3. 2160p and 4GB of RAM ;)

          4. Tegra 4 or the new Snapdragon processors. Duh!

    2. You’ll remember why when the price tag of this comes out, and you’ll remember again when Key Lime Pie launches and again when Licorice launches and again when Milkshake launches….

  2. If I imported this from Japan, would it work on AT&T or T-mobile here?

  3. This phone looks sexy.

    1. Nope. That pic looks sexy.

      1. **FACEPALM You just had to say something…

  4. i need a new phone. the sensation is starting to show its age. :( prease bring me a awesome phone that can be unlocked and run on small carrier sim >_<. tired of contracts and locked down devices

    1. Nexus 4 should be back in stock by mid-Feb.

  5. Oh no it’s got those horrible front button layout as the Galaxy range – I’m sad to say it but it makes it look tatty & plastic a throw back to the S2/Note. Optimus G (garbage)

    1. The European model will be all capacitive, it’s only the Asian models they rip off Samsung with

  6. Hmm not bad!

  7. Looks like the Note

  8. Eh. The screen looks nice but it looks like the back of an HTC fused with the front of a 2012 Galaxy.

  9. I wouldn’t be surprised if the battery lasts as long as my note 2

  10. I wanna upgrade 4.0 to 4.1.1 in samsung galaxy s duos 7562
    But i m facing probelem plz help me

  11. Sounds like my DNA with a bigger battery and better software… Sounds good!

  12. Look out Samsung LG is in it to win it!

  13. Hi we’re LG, and we wish we where samsung.

  14. It looks really good. In glad that it doesn’t havea massive bezel. I’d prefer on screen buttons anda completely stock UI but we shall have to see. As nice as it is, I’ll probably get the nexus 4 anyway because the optimus won’t be as cheap and the android os updates will be painfully slow.

  15. I don’t know about the Japanese phone market, but if this came to the US as-is, it would content with the best phones on the market. 1.7GHz quad core and 2gb RAM and 5″ 1080p screen and Jelly Bean? Not bad, LG!

  16. Hmm, looks good, but I guess Sony’s Xperia Z is still better, right?

    1. Would need a comparison, but other than the big battery, I’d take the Xperia Z hands down over this, any day.

  17. What’s up with the glass bubble around every icon but apps? It looks ugly to me, along with that creepy little clown

    1. Japanese like f’ed up stuff… youtube “PON PON”…. I’m still in therapy for that. lulz

      1. reminds me of Nicki Minaj hahaha

        1. Haha, explains why I am both disgusted and yet attracted to Nicki Minaj.

  18. I wonder how much supply they’re going to have? 100,000 units? That way it can be sold out for a month.

  19. No interest in a phablet. Next.

  20. expect an expensive price.

  21. Good job with the slim bezel LG!!!

  22. Huh. Color me impressed.

  23. Alllll snartphones are outrageously overpriced!!! Compared to Laptops & Tablets.

    1. No. Nexus 4.

  24. Is that an ugly Home button at the bottom? Well that’s an automatic no buy for me

  25. I can always use a new toy, if they make a US compatible variation/version.

  26. Ok the video from the front and back simultaneously is a pretty neat idea.

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