5.5" LG Optimus G Pro picture and specs sheet are in: Full HD screen, 3140 mAh battery and microSD

While LG's current flagship, the Optimus G, has been selling in the US for a while, and hitting Europe and China, we've been hearing about an upcoming upgrade, the Optimus G Pro, for a while now, and even saw the handset confirmed in promo materials with renders. 

Over in Japan the G Pro version for NTT DoCoMo actually got announced recently with a 5" Full HD display, and 3,000 mAh battery, but there was speculation for another one in the pipeline, with a larger, 5.5" display.

Now we can actually present you how the 5.5" handset, expected to be announced at the MWC expo later this month, might look like in reality, along with the full, and decidedly mouthwatering specs sheet.

LG's battle horse for H1 will have to stand against such stalwarts like the Sony Xperia Z, HTC M7 and the upcoming Galaxy S IV, and from the looks of it, its chances are pretty favorable.

How does a 5.5" 1080x1920 Full HD IPS-LCD screen sound to you? Not bad for a start, but LG also throws in a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon with LTE radio, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera and 2 MP front one capable of 1080 video, just like on its 5-inch variant. 

We saved the best for last - the 5.5" Optimus G Pro will apparently sport a giant 3,140 mAh battery, 32 GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for cards up to 64 GB, indicating it might not even be a unibody design. 

Hurray for listening to customers, but lets wait for the official announcement, since there are some other interesting tidbits in the specs sheet, like the slim port, combining "HDMI and RGB" output.

Our source also sent over a picture of allegedly the LG Optimus G Pro version for the Korean carrier LG U+, where you can see the thin side bezel, and the slim physical home key underneath the display. 

What do you think of LG's upcoming H1 flagship so far?

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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. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Should be called "LG Matte Galaxy Note II"

11. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

wow i though that was note II O - O

49. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Look what Samsung has started gotta hand it to Lg least they know who to copy to bring home the gold. Thanks to Samsung it's nothing but up from this point on. Samsung are the creators of this space and me and my Galaxy Note 2 are extremely greatful.

92. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I think Dell started with big phones too early for the market Samsung just picked up where dell left off at the right time now everyone else is scrambling to catch up

79. cheetah2k

Posts: 2299; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

HAHAHA Looks like Samsung has a BIG fan (LG)! pity Samsung didnt patent those curves lol

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

or LG One note 2

30. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

sorry, the name you've just given, sucks. Who names, "One followed by a word and another number" ?

44. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

well the rear looks like a HTC "One" x front of a Note 2 ...

46. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

agreed ;)

43. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

or LG Optimus GNote

58. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

There isnt a shred of innovation or anything new in this device! LG please stop making marginal improvements to copies of other manufacturer flagships and calling it your own flagship! Make a market for yourself...the only decent effort out of LG the past year has been the Nexus 4 and that too wouldnt have happened if Google didnt push these guys!

76. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

That is what LG is known for. Take a winning design and make a little better looking spec sheet. But then not be able to execute and mend it all together. Our listen to what is coming out new next then RUSH to put it out first with poor execution only to be immediately over shadowed by the competition. LG is all about the spec sheet and attempting to be the "1st" in am area. Difference between them and other manufactures is other ones announce they are working on something for release some time in the future. Then LG takes that idea slaps it together and releases it so they can claim "first". Only to be surpassed by the true innovators that originally announced they were working on it and who took their time to perfect it then release it.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Seriously, all the nonsense about the SGS3 and Note 2 looking like the iPhone. Hide both Samsung and LG logos at the top of both devices and it would be hard to tell them apart. But like others say, if you are going to copy, copy from the best.

84. Adithya7184 unregistered

well. i smell a lawsuit here.....

2. wendygarett unregistered

No thanks, galaxy note 2 is better, and I won't felt for the marketing gimmick because of that 1080p screen 13mp and crapdragon chips...

16. Retro-touch unregistered

Keep drooling while peddling your Note 2, from last year, Note 3 and GS4 are coming up!!!

21. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

woah, dude, snapragon has THE BEST mobile chips at the moment, I mean, no one is choosing T4 over S4 pro although they can because it is anounced, that alone speaks how snapdragon chips are good and they are from last year, 5 months old by now, they are way better than exynos too, for now, but i highly doubt that even exynos 5 octa will be able to outperform krait 600, letalone krait 800

63. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Really? Care to share the details? which benchmark have you used? GPU/CPU/memory config for any of these SoC? Even going by Qualcomm's marketing material, it's just "up to 40 percent" faster compared to S4 Pro. Don't forget that clock-speed itself is around 25% faster for S600. It doesn't sound like much improvement to me if I ignore clock speed boost. On per-clock basis, it's just like 10% improvement over S4 Pro. Don't forget it's still using Adreno 320 GPU which is just about enough to drive a FHD display, and nothing spectacular. Have you heard about thermal throttling in N4 for S4 Pro SoC? Think before you say about S4 Pro. Nexus 4 using S4 Pro is severely affected by thermal throttling. Don't take my word, just google it. Have you considered that a FHD display run on a mere 6.4GB/s memory bandwidth on a GPU which is barely enough to drive such display? Exynos 5 in comparison has double the memory bandwidth and a much powerful GPU. So, before you say something, think properly.

69. markt9002

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

I wouldn't pay attention to any marketing material, as none of it seems to translate into real world performance. Adreno 320 is still a powerful GPU. Just look at the GLbenchmark results of the N4, specifically the offscreen Egypt HD tests. Benchmarks like Antutu do not matter whatsoever. There are no issues with the N4, and custom kernels have taken care of any problems. It can run all games I throw at it, and it never gets hot. Actually, It barely gets warm. That's the goal, right? I wasn't happy with the stock kernel, but Franco kernel really makes the phone shine, and one of these days we'll see proper display calibration, because Google seems to be completely apathetic, in regards to calibrating the N4's display. The N4 delivers great performance, and the best battery life I've had on any phone. Anyway, the T604 GPU is marginally better than Adreno 320, and IMO, the T604 in the N10 is somewhat underpowered, especially if you compare its power to the iPad 4. I cannot stand Apple, but the SoC in the iPad 4 is a beast. I'd really like to see an Android flagship device with a PowerVR Rogue GPU, especially on a Nexus device. Also, the SoC in the Galaxy S4 is supposed to have the Exynos Octa with a SGX544MP3 GPU. So Sammy's not even using their own GPUs. IMO, Samsung should have gone with the SGX554 GPU (I'm sure they didn't due to cost) because I'm certain that the iPhone 5s will have the same beast you see in the iPad 4. On paper, the SGS4 will be a great device, and I hope AMOLED has evolved even more. The Sony Xperia Z should be a nice device, too.

73. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I know about Adreno 320 results, I find it decent. But for FHD off-screen it just touches 30fps. Not a great result when phones are using FHD display. As for Sammy, they never used their "own" GPU. They used PowerVR 540 in Hummingbird, then next 2 versions then used Mali which is a ARM design. A6X has lead over Exynos 5250 in GPU, not CPU. If you compare CPU A15 easily beats Swift. As for Exynos 'Octa', the GPU will be much more powerful compared to 320. It has the 544MP3 clocked at 533Mhz. This should give a result very similar to A6X GPU. Also, there are 2 versions of Exynos to be released this year. 5410 and 5450. 5410 is for phones with 544MP3 @ 533Mhz. 5450 is using Mali-T658.

74. markt9002

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

I am aware that the CPU in the Exynos 5250 has an advantage over the A6X. I did a bit more research, and it seems that it's unlikely that the iPhone 5s will have a SGX554MPx GPU, because the die size is a lot larger than the SGX544MPx and below. I agree with you though, the Adreno 320 is great for right now, but is not going to cut it in the future. That being said, I'm very happy that Samsung decided to go with a three core PowerVR chip for the SGS4. It may even persuade me to sell my Nexus 4, once SGS4 development matures. Touchwiz...no thanks. It will be interesting to see what ARM's T658 & T678 has to offer. I hope it's able to compete with PowerVR's next generation of GPUs, because PowerVR has been on top for too long.

85. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I agree with you about GPU side of things, but let's be serious here and not biased, from what we see now, and what we have seen last year qualcomm really did a great job on CPU side of things and is not going to slow down any time soon, maybe I am wrong but that is just my opinion.

86. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

oh and btw in specs of this phone it says that it is using snapdrgon 600, so we will see how it performes

26. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Wendy, u do realize that ur 'Soon to held' Xperia Z have those Snapdragon chips too, do you?... Whats wrong with u dude....

50. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

The Galaxy Note 2 is an industry leading device with impeccable software solutions and features. Samsung created this space and thanks to Samsung these space will grow very big in 2013. Lg better know who to copy.

54. dsmboost

Posts: 46; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

You're about one SoC generation behind. Get with the times, the s4 chips are anything but crap.

3. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It looks like a Note II. I wish LG kept their artsy L designs. Specs are great though.

8. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

On the other hand, LG should be ready for lawsuit: rectangular shape with round corners=check.

25. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

On the other hand. Try googling the LG Prada Phone.

61. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

On the other hand, someone didn't get the humor.

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