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

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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Optimus G Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3140 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. wendygarett unregistered

I don't like LG :(

4. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Sick fanboy!

8. alouden unregistered

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

14. alouden unregistered

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.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Back after a weeks vacation® You also said you hate WP+ Nokia™

2. eli577

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

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

3. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013


5. henrys

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 06, 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

6. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

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

12. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

are you a dog?

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

9. alouden unregistered

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.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

13. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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!

15. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 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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