NTT DoCoMo announces the LG Optimus G Pro as part of a new spring 2013 line-up
Japan always has a bunch of sleek devices which never see the light of day outside the land of the rising sun. Though one of them we may see make its way west in due course, the LG Optimus G Pro. Just a few days ago, the specifications for the G Pro leaked, and we are happy to convey to you that the leak was spot-on.
The LG Optimus G Pro features a 5-inch 1080x1920 HD screen, 13.1MP main camera, and a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor doing the heavy lifting. Also underneath is a beefy 3,000mAh battery, Android 4.1 and support for LTE (branded a Xi LTE Service by DoCoMo). The Optimus G Pro will be available beginning in early April.
Sony Xperia Z (to be available February 9), and the Huawei Ascend D2 (early April), both of which we expect to see in North America and Europe. In addition to those, there are entries from Panasonic and the ELUGA X, Fujitsu Arrows X and NEC/Casio MEDIAS W which are not expected to see any visibility outside Japan. All of those are running Android 4.1, multi-core CPUs from Qualcomm or NVIDIA and all are otherwise very closely spec-ed with exception of the NEC/Casio unit which features “only” an 8MP camera.
Fujitsu's Arrows X handset has some enviable specs as well, alas we won't see this device outside Japan
NTT DoCoMo also had a smartphone for “juniors,” a Wi-Fi router, SmartTV stick and a couple of tablets in the line-up. The “Smartphone for Juniors” is a Sharp unit with a 4.1-inch 540x960 screen, Android 4.0, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 12MP camera. Aside from running Android Ice Cream Sandwich and a lower screen resolution that is not entirely “junior” we think. NTT DoCoMo will also be offering a Huawei Wi-Fi router and Neos Corp. SmartTV dstick-01 for the TV.
That rounds up the big announcement by NTT DoCoMo, a lot of HD capable smartphones, a lot of LTE connectivity with claimed speeds of over 100Mbps in some areas, a whole lot of Android Jelly Bean and big batteries to power them all. Check out NTT DoCoMo sources links (#2 and #3) for the full set of specifications on the tablets, smartphones and other devices.
source: NTT DoCoMo (1 – Press Release, 2, 3 – specifications PDF)
1. ZetanAlaz (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Why not 4.2?? April??
Actually I want to see LG rise, their rival is going to crush the market with GS IV if they keep on with this kinda thing.
10. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
+10. Google released Jelly Bean at the end of June. Samsung had it on international GS3 by end of September. 3 months. LG on the other hand has still not updated the Optimus 4X or the International Optimus G. How can they expect people to buy their smartphones when they don't support their customers.
12. MeoCao (unregistered)
LG makes great strides, G pro looks great much better than Optimus G, and JB is very respectable achievement.
Looks like cooperation with GG helped LG a lot, and LG has just released Optimus G in 50 new markets. I can see LG close much the gap with SS.
2. blackice214 (Posts: 164; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
I'd like to see how the camera compares to the Z.
3. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
They should go global instead of making it available to Japanese. This phone is a mouth watering prospect. Ah
4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
design looks really nice gotta be the best lg design yet! :)
5. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Yeah, LG! If your gonna have a bottom bezel, might as well use it.
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1553; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
LG just released the optimus g, isn't it too soon for them to release the pro so early?
8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)
It isn't a G successor, more of a variant to compete with other 5" Full HD phones.
7. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Not sure if this is the real deal.. The front looks like a Samsung phone and the back looks like a HTC one.
9. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Dayum that looks awesome!
Hopefully it's build quality is amazing~
It looks like a mix of designs from different manufacturers :O
11. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Optimus G Pro is what i expected from the S4. Wonder which will come first.