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LG Optimus G Pro Outed – Sports 5-inch 1080p Display, 3000mAh Battery, and Upgraded Processor

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So, we didn’t get the new Optimus G2 at CES as had been rumored a number of times. But that may be because the device will actually be called the Optimus G Pro and may arrive a bit later at MWC for all to drool over. According to a leaked slide, the device above is that device, one that will sport a 5″ 1080p display (the standard these days), a beefed up 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 32GB of internal storage, LTE, and a massive 3000mAh battery. The phone will be just 10mm thick, have a 13MP rear camera, and a 2.4MP front shooter. 

Sound enticing? It’s like LG’s version of the One X and One X+. We won’t complain, we just wish it would have arrived at CES so we could have put our slippery little grubbers all over it. We were big fans of the original Optimus G (our review), so we can’t imagine this won’t get us hot and tingly as well.

Assuming this comes anywhere near the U.S., would you be interested? (Also assuming it came to Verizon, which it may not.)

Via:  Engadget

Cheers Scott and Justin!

  • sdny8

    Take my $$$ Time to retire gnex. Plz plz plz come to vzw

  • Glad I am out of this cat and mouse game.

  • RGiskard

    Sell it as a Nexus that works on Verizon and I’m game…

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Concept drawing eh?

    • Bigwavedave25

      Yup, meaning the appearance can and most likely will change before release

  • Mr. R

    OMG i just came in my pants. Finally LG is stepping up their game

  • Axel Foley

    Is this going to be the prototype for the Nexus 5?

  • JRomeo

    Too bad it’s not a NEXUS device

    • hkklife

      Yup. They should have had 2 LG Nexus devices….the N4 as the “cheap” model and this one a few months later as the REAL Nexus flagship!!

      Any idea if this thing’s got a microSD slot?

      • Shadrach

        Yeah, great, then we’d have two devices that we can’t actually purchase. Sweet.

      • JRomeo

        Don’t worry people, Google will probably wait to base the next Nexus phone off of this new phone, and repackage it in the upcoming Nexus phone available for purchase in November 2013. at which time the new Nexus phone will also be for sale at $349, and people will be in a rave for the new Nexus and the phone it was based off of will be in the shadows once again.

        • JMonkeYJ

          you’re saying all this like it’s a bad thing…that sounds awesome to me!!

        • Tyler

          Or use Motorola to make it considering they own them.

      • PhoenixPath

        Always wanted OEMs to do this:

        Make Nexus device to Google’s specs, priced at cost.

        Make OEM version of Nexus device, using the same basic hardware (for AOSP compatibility) but with MicroSD, faster CPU, Better cameras, etc…and market the hell out of it.

  • qudwls6933

    I thought the cpu was going to be S4 Primeeeeee!!!!!

  • Chad Bennett

    I would be interested if it came to verizon…. but not nearly as interested as I would be in the Xperia Z or Galaxy S4…

  • Mark F

    If its on Verizon (and assuming Motorola doesn’t roll out the “x” ) I am definitely buying it.

  • Will Frame

    I really like my Optimus G, but part of that is the size. My Note 2 was a tad unwieldly to me and I’m happy with the one-handed fit of the Optimus G. If this was significantly bigger, I’m not sure I’d want it.

    • Droidzilla

      If you have an Optimus G, I can’t think of a single good reason to get this instead. The battery is marginally better, you have expandable storage, the screen difference won’t be noticeable unless you hold them side by side, and it’s essentially the exact same processor (overclocking by 200MHz is not going to make any difference).

      • Will Frame

        That’s what I’m thinking. The geek in me always wants the latest and greatest, but my Optimus G is badass as is and I don’t really see this as a necessity.

        • Droidzilla

          If you don’t stifle that inner geek, you’ll be getting a new phone every 4-7 months! Feed that geek lots of SNES and PS1 roms via an emulator with a PS3 controller on your Android. The geek will be so full it’ll forget to crave a new device it doesn’t need.

        • Yeah man Im with you. Couldnt be happier with my Optimus G.

  • kixofmyg0t

    Kinda reminds me of the “X Phone” but with a smaller battery…..

  • Android_Doris

    > 1080p display (the standard these days)

    1080p is nowhere near “the standard” today. EXTREMELY few phones have it. 99% of the phones out there, do not. DL has a very odd definition of the word “standard”.

    • Devon Delcourt

      1080p is definitely the standard for new, flagship Android smartphones. Every major company’s flagship phone for 2013 is rumored to be sporting a 1080p 5″ display.

      • hkklife

        I am honestly stunned at how the smartphone industry has (seemingly) transitioned so quickly from WVGA to 720p to 1080p. Yet PC manufacturers continue to drag their feet (and in many cases lowering the bar) on moving beyond 1366×768 screens, especially on notebooks and ultrabooks.

        I honestly thought we would see something like 1600×900 first on smart phones, if for no reason other than cost and to reduce demands on the SoC and battery. I would much rather have a 1080P tablet than a smartphone, for example!

        • gokusimpson

          I just bought a laptop that’s pretty powerful but has the terrible 1366 screen. I don’t use the screen so much, but it’s still perplexing as to why they still use them.

          • They sell them because people buy them. You could have spent more and got a better screen, but you didn’t.

          • Cowboydroid

            There AREN’T better screens available! The highest resolution is 1200p, never less than 17″, on very, very few and expensive machines, and Windows scales terribly on them.

        • Cowboydroid

          You can blame Microsoft and crappy Windows for that.

          • And why is that? because they have a (minimum) standard that is at 1366 x 768? Really its the people who keep buying the cheap laptops with those screen resolution.

          • Cowboydroid

            Actually it’s because Windows machines tend to be power hogs, running on Intel processors, lasting about only 3-4 hours on a charge. The screen uses up a lot of power, and the way to reduce that is by making it dim and low resolution.

            In addition, Windows scales poorly on high resolution displays. Try to use anything more than 1080p and everything is tiny. Nothing scales up. This is why old people say they like low-res displays, even though the resolution should have nothing to do with the scale of the icons and such.

            Does anyone really have an option to buy anything else? They buy it because there are no other options. You think OEMs wouldn’t try to compete by putting a higher resolution in their monitor? That’s how they all compete in the mobile industry…they’re being held back by Windows.

        • If you move beyond the cheaper price range their are plenty of higher definition laptops available. Phones have a lot less components then a laptop so its easier to jam a higher definition screen in there without jacking up the cost so much.

    • Jonathan Bunch

      I think they ment standard for 2013 flagship phones

    • leenephi

      Oh come on, you know what they mean. Silly.

    • Droidzilla

      4K or GTFO.

    • Jonathon

      ^Who is this guy!?

  • Dane Carpenter

    I won’t be getting one out of principal. LG is keeping me from my Nexus 4

    • Don’t cut off yer nose to spite yer face, Dane.

      • Droidzilla

        But then he could dress up as Voldemort for Halloween.

        • harry

          Don’t say his name!

          • Droidzilla


  • A dedicated physical home button? No, thanks.

    • LionStone

      I don’t think they’d do that!?

      • asianrage

        I think they’re just baiting Apple’s patent attorneys.

    • bigbuckin12

      looks more like a speaker to me… which I WOULD dig… speakers on the back just make no sense for multimedia

      • JMonkeYJ

        that’d be sweet if manufacturers start having dual front-facing speakers. that ugly HTC mockup had it, now maybe this…i’d definitely be down.

    • nah tahts just for the korean version. they often do it over there. who knows why.

  • I dig the thickness for battery tradeoff.

    • Bobby Cornwell

      That’s what she said.. about her vibrator

      • Come on. Who downvoted this? That has lolz written all over it!

      • Larizard

        It’s not a “trade-off” if you get battery life AND thickness at the same time. More like a “win-win” scenario.

        • Diablo81588

          The maxx hd is thinner, yet has a larger battery. You probably couldn’t tell the difference in thickness though.

  • Butters619

    You just got Moto’d