New, larger LG Optimus G Pro coming to MWC


Sources claim a new, larger version of the LG Optimus G Pro that was announced last month is on its way to Mobile World Congress 2013. Last month NTT DoCoMo announced the availability of an upgraded LG Optimus G sporting a 5″ full HD display and a nice 3,000 mAh battery. That device was dubbed the LG Optimus G Pro and followed on LG’s popular Optimus G smartphone. In spite of that recent announcement, there were still rumors circulating that LG had a 5.5-inch device in the works as well.

A picture supposedly showing the new 5.5-inch version has surfaced along with a spec sheet for the device from Korean carrier LG U+. The spec sheet points to the full 1080p 5.5-inch screen along with the 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon we suspected would be present. Other hardware includes an LTE radio, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot capable of handling up to 64 GB cards, a 13 MP rear camara and a 2 MP front camera. It appears LG has also decided to include a huge 3,140 mAh battery to help keep things running all day long.

There was no information on scheduled availability or target markets, though it is expected to be revealed at MWC. We will be watching to see if LG’s new flagship device shows up ready to battle the HTC M7, Sony Xperia Z, and Samsung Galaxy S IV in 2013.


source: PhoneArena

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Toss3

    Missing the one feature that makes the Note II great – the S-Pen. Also it looks exactly like a f***ing Note II.