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5" LG Optimus G Pro hits shelves in Japan, US to follow in Q2

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While the US is still waiting on the promised Q2 date for the launch of the LG Optimus G Pro flagship here, the phone got official in Japan. It's the 5" reincarnation, not the exclusive 5.5" behemoth that the homeland of South Korea received not long ago, and already logged some impressive sales numbers.

The phone is part of the NTT DoCoMo spring portfolio, and, besides the 5" Full HD display panel, features the modern Snapdragon 600 chipset with 4G LTE connectivity, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, 13 MP camera and a monster swappable 3000 mAh battery, plus a memory card slot for storage expansion.

At least on paper these specs make it a lot of flagship for the money this season, so we can't wait for its North American counterpart to sail across the ocean and land on US carriers some time this quarter.

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posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:05 8

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I don't like LG :(

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 04:33 7

4. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Sick fanboy!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 06:28

8. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well, that clinches it! LG should just cancel their launch of this phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 11:06

14. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Sarcasm isn't communicated well in print. I am not suggesting the launch of this phone be scrapped. Far from it. I was responding to Wendy's comment.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 06:30 1

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Back after a weeks vacation®

You also said you hate WP+ Nokia™

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 03:37 6

2. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


And I don't like comments like this....

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 04:04 1

3. aryanfr1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


nice!

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:05

5. henrys (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


the sad thing is that the optimus g came out in australia less than a month ago, the g pro will take ages to get here

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:05 4

6. hipnotika (Posts: 300; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


hımmm smells good :) 3000 mah battery will boost it up !

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 08:37

12. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


are you a dog?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 06:14

7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Now hit Japan......Q2 in US?? When it will release to my country? Q3? Q4?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 06:29

9. alouden (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Does anyone in the US know which carriers will get it? I know Verizon will not. They will release some low-end LG device in its place.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 07:53

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Damn that battery/phone is gorgeous. Too bad lg miss a chance too compete with htc one &p2 gs iv in april.

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 09:23

13. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I like Japan's take on the Optimus G Pro's design more, minus the home button (I never liked it anyway) I'm a screensize-ophile though so bigger the better!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 23:59

15. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 207; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


So has there been any word as to the screen size coming to the US? Because I'm due for an upgrade soon and it's between the S IV and this, but only if it has the 5.5" screen.

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