If you thought that LG’s global roll out of the Optimus G meant that its successor, the Optimus G Pro, would stay in hiding a while longer, you were wrong. According to NTT Docomo, one of Japan’s largest mobile carriers, the Optimus G Pro will be available in Japan as part of its spring lineup.
As of now, the biggest Optimus G Pro leak we’ve seen has come out of Japan, which makes a bit more sense now seeing that the phone will likely lead in Japan and move to other countries like Korea, Canada and hopefully the United States.
In terms of specs, we’re looking at a beast.
The Optimus G Pro sports a larger 5-inch 1080p display, along with a 3,000mAh battery to power all those pixels. It also packs a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board memory and LTE of course. You’ll also find a 13-megapixel camera (with 1080p video capture) on the back, and a 2.4-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.
Perhaps the only tiny flaw you will find is that the Optimus G Pro ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rather than the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system.
The Optimus G Pro will be available to the Japanese in late April, but the rest of us will have to wait on confirmation from LG to see if the superphone is headed our way.