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LG Optimus G Pro Announced For Japan – 5″ 1080p Display, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 3,000mAh Battery

LG Optimus G Pro

Last night, Japanese Android lovers were officially introduced to LG’s new Optimus G Pro. We have seen leaks of the device here and there, but this time, it’s real. Heading through carrier NTT Docomo, the G Pro features some very nice specs such as its 5″ 1080p display, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a monster 3,000mAh battery, and 13MP back-facing shooter. 

According to Docomo, the device will arrive on their shores sometime in April, but there is no word from LG as to when the rest of us can see it. It will be on hand at MWC next month, so there are bound to be plenty of nice hands-on videos showing up in the coming weeks.

If the device found its way to an American carrier, would it be on your list of potentials?

Via: NTTDocomo

  • jclokwork

    It’s not like I’m here wanting to replace my HTC Incredible with the GN that I have now, but I want a new phone for some reason. I don’t like physical buttons. My last hope is on this supposed X phone.

  • Jacob Svonavec

    About time! The mfg’s really need to be adding larger batteries. At 5 Inches the battery should at least be 3000mah, which is good. A premium battery size for this device would be a 3837-4000mah, Using the numbers from the Razr Maxx which sets the standard.

  • liza chang

    HTC’s upcoming flagship phone, the M7 is slated to make its official
    debut at MWC 2013. However, Android Police got a jump on HTC when a
    tipster provided the site with two clear images of the M7 and some
    screenshots of the new Sense user interface running on the device.


  • Richard Yarrell

    Definitely a Galaxy Note 2 knock off front button and all. Regardless Lg will never touch the Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy Note 3 with help. Lg, Sony, Hauwei are all extremely SOFT in this space. Samsung is the creators of this category and nobody tops Samsung period.

  • liza chang

    Japan’s telco NTT DoCoMo just confirmed that it will be launching the LG
    Optimus G Pro. Consumers in Japan have to wait until April to get the
    device. There is still no official word from LG on the device or its
    availability outside Japan.


    • michael arazan

      Since Sprint is partners with a Japanese telecom company, I would like to see Sprint get better top tier phones, at least they’ll get the new Motorola x phone.

  • yungqb7

    The specs are great. However I can’t see this dropping on Verizon. Even if it was, I still bring myself to buy another LG smartphone. LG doesn’t seem to know what updates mean and then again Verizon doesn’t either lol.

  • droyd4life

    Buys Optimus G

    Optimus G Pro released next day.


  • Tech Pro

    Good Spec. Hope to see it soon in US.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    I see they ditched the glass back… Good move!

  • Axel Foley

    Nexus 5 prototype?

  • Trevor

    Alright, so everybody and their mother has a Galaxy S3, and then LG release this with the buttons IN A DIFFERENT ORDER!! Why do manufacturers insist on changing the order of those with every phone released?? If only they’d stick to onscreen buttons a la the Nexus devices. Ugh, it’s a little annoying.

  • Jim McClain

    With the s4 pro and that battery, you should only have to charge it once a week

    • SemahjLam

      if you dont use your phone

  • Jim McClain

    Thablet me thinks

  • Dat home button.

  • BHDave10

    nice Samsung home button.

    • PhillipCun

      O.o a round button is now a trademark of Samsung? We give grief to Apple fans about rounded corners. What other shapes can you use if you must have a button? Circle? Oval? Square? Pentagon? Hexagon? LOL

      • BHDave10

        it was a joke lol. How about on screen buttons???

      • Trueblue711

        No, but in all honesty, between the home button, and the size/placement of only having a Menu and Back button like the GS3 makes it VERY reminiscent of Samsung’s design

      • Butters619

        The LG Optimus G (and every Android LG phone before it) used a capacitive button. Google Design Guidelines say on screen. So LG received influence from something, and I’m guessing the current top selling Android phone may have something to do with it, since it’s the only Android phone with an oval physical home button.

        But I’m guessing he was just poking fun of LG.

    • LG often uses phyical home buttons on their korean devices, while their international counterparts dont have one. and often the design completely changes. just take a look at the korean 2x and optimus G. get your facts straight before hating, morons.

  • Butters619

    Cannibalize Phone Sales: 101
    Professor: LG

    Guest Lecturer: HTC
    Previous Professor: Motorola

    • Trueblue711

      I think Samsung should be a guest lecturer, and HTC demoted to Previous Professor with Motorola.. lol.

      It is rather interesting how each company has had their time in the spotlight and how each fell behind.

      • Butters619

        I meant Cannibalize their own sales. Optimus G just had a worldwide release and it’s successor is out. It’s the same thing Moto did with the Bionic/Razr/Razr Maxx. And the reason I called HTC guest lecturer is because they still did it with the One X/X+.

        Samsung is smart. Their flagship once a year, with a secondary flagship with distinctly different features one quarter later.

        • Trueblue711

          Oops! I thought you were praising LG on how they were going to win sales from their killer phone. You are right about that though. Add the HTC Droid DNA to the list too lol.

          • Butters619

            Spec wise it is a killer phone. It’s just too soon for another major release. And personally, it would take a a year or so for me to ever buy an LG phone because of their bad rep with software updates.

        • Dave

          Samsung pulls 6 out of every 10 new Android activations. That’s called murdering the competition.

  • PhillipCun

    BEASTLY!!! Next Nexus 5? or will it be the Moto X-Phone?

    • michael arazan

      I hope Google never uses LG again

      • Droidzilla

        I can’t agree, other than the supply issues. The Nexus 4 is an outstanding device to use.