The LG Optimus G Pro, a successor to LG’s flagship Optimus G smartphone, looks to be preparing for a Japanese launch at least, according to a couple of separate leaks this morning. Engadget has managed to secure a slide purportedly showing the phone’s design and listing its specs, and the Japan-based Blog of Mobile separately received a spec list that fits with the info received by Engadget.
The Optimus G Pro will launch on NTT Docomo in Japan if the leaks prove true, running Android 4.1 Jellly Bean, and featuring a quad-core, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor , with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The big improvements for the Optimus G Pro over its namesake predecessor are the larger 5-inch, 1080p HD screen and a 3,000mAh battery included to help better power all those pixels. It also reportedly comes with a 13-megapixel rear and 2.4 megapixel front camera.
LG’s Optimus G is actually a pretty fantastic phone, as is the Google Nexus 4, which in many ways is just the Optimus G in a different body case. The Optimus G Pro looks to essentially just add to the strengths of its predecessor, with a new streamlined design that I’d argue beats either the AT&T or the Sprint version of the Optimus G in the looks department, and it should come in both “Platinum White” and “Indigo Black” versions, at least for its Japanese market launch.
As early as last November we’d heard whispers of the LG Optimus G successor coming by May 2013, and among its supposed features were the 5-inch, 1080p display that’s being talked about now. At the time, Chris Velazco lamented the possibility that the Optimus G successor might ship with a battery inadequate to drive that display, but if these new leaks are accurate, it looks like that’s something LG’s engineers have been sure to keep in mind.