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A Bigger, 5.5″ LG Optimus G Pro Spotted By Blurrycam, Is It Coming at MWC?


Just a few weeks ago we got news that the LG Optimus G Pro would be coming to Japanese carriers featuring a 5″ screen and slightly better specs than the original G. If the leaked device pictured above is to be believed, LG didn’t think that was big enough to compete with the likes of the Galaxy Note 2Phone Arena has pictures that suggest a larger 5.5″ device will be coming soon featuring even better specs. 

That 5.5″ screen is reportedly at a resolution of 1080×1920 (full HD LCD-IPS), it’ll come with 4G LTE, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera on the back and 2MP camera on the front. This should all sound familiar since they are comparable to the Optimus G Pro that we’ve already heard announced, but they get better. LG has bumped the battery up to an impressive 3,140 mAh and added in 32GB of storage as well as an SDcard slot.

This device already looks enough like the Galaxy Note 2, do you think it will be able to compete if it comes to the US?


Via: Phone Arena

  • S2556

    Good job LG!
    copy the front from Samsung and the back from HTC! lol

  • AtWork

    So that is a blurrycam? looks pretty clear to me. I wish that term wasn’t used for any leaked picture

  • juice

    lol western side of the world is always late noticing new technology than eastern side of the world.

  • iWant_metal_FullHD_NOTE3

    Remove that funny one-eyed LG logo sticker and…..WHOA!

    It’s a blatant GALAXY NOTE II copy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apple should look at this to know what is “blatant copying”!

  • Alix8821

    S3/Note 2 much ??

  • Diablo81588

    Really? Another ugly physical home button??

  • Mike

    That status bar has too many things, good lord.

    One of my biggest pet peeves!

  • James

    No Stylus?

  • cgalyon

    Really does look like a Note 2.

  • trubin

    Who put that Lg logo on that note 2

  • Butters619

    Slow your roll LG. It’s like Moto & HTC combined. Moar Phones!

  • MichaelFranz

    No ugly home button FTW….but really its too much of a look alike of the note 2 and on top of that samsung’s marketing alreayd made the note 2 so successful, plus the TW software and samsung aps are top notch compared to LG, the TW UI, not so much

  • You have got to be kidding me……

  • I see 1.7ghz in that picture. Is that a snapdragon Pro?

  • Whoa…may hold off on that Note 2….please be VZW bound!

  • Is Samsung gonna sue LG over that obvious copy cat design?

    • Eh. Samsung has no regard for anyone else’s design. If LG can get ahead by pulling a Samsung, more power to them.

  • Austin Warren

    I should really make use of my Rosetta Stone.

    • Futbolrunner

      I should really be doing my hw

  • skinja99

    I like how narrow the bezels are.
    Good work LG

  • Futbolrunner

    Sammy should sue!

    • rals

      I was thinking the same thing…Samsung will be the new Apple

    • skinja99

      Yeah, that home Button is pretty annoying

    • Austin Warren

      Well, it they did switch up the “back” and “recent” buttons.

    • PhillipCun

      “Sammy should sue!” I hope you’re being sarcastic… This type of competition between Android manufacturers is healthy and should be encouraged. I don’t see why any Android fan would want an Android on Android war.

      • kidtronic

        If by this type of competition, you mean shamelessly copying Samsung at every turn(oh, the irony), then no. I’d much rather they find a way to differentiate themselves and add something innovative to the mobile landscape. Right now, they’re acting like South Korea’s JV team.

        • PhillipCun

          …. and Samsung did no such thing? So Samsung copies Apple (we all desperately didn’t want to believe it but they did) and now they should sue LG? I’m going to go with the “rectangle with round corners” argument here and say that it’s a rectangle with three buttons, big deal. Let it go and move on. IMO it’s not a big deal. I think that the design is so generic that it is not deliberate, but who knows?

          I don’t want to see Samsung sue LG why? Because they already have such a huge lead on other OEMs. If they did, they would be eliminating the competition then we won’t have many Android options, we’ll only have the Galaxy phone to choose from. Google motto is to not have manufacturers battle each other, they should be battling the real competition which is the other ecosystems.

          All in all, I agree it does look a lot like the Galaxy line, but this design and the Galaxy design is WAY TOO GENERIC. Yes they should push the envelope and design something interesting, and LG has done that with their flagship phones. But I don’t think the answer is for Samsung to sue LG.

          • kidtronic

            Readiing comprehension is lost on you. I didn’t say that Samsung should sue LG. And I already noted the irony of Samsung being shamelessly copied. What I said was that this type of competition, the copy cat approach, should not be encouraged. I was very hard on Samsung when they released the original Galaxy S for being a cheap iphone knockoff. They’ve since managed to find a design language that, however bland, is distinctly Samsung. HTC, Motorola, Sony, and Nokia all have their own take on the smartphone experience and are able to differentiate their products. What LG is doing adds nothing of value to the mobile landscape. Their Optimus line is full of me-too products that take their UI and design cues from the Galaxy line. They’re trying to be Samsung when they should try to be LG. But I don’t even think they know what that means.

        • Droidzilla

          Copying? I had no idea that Samsung had the corner on the 5.5″ screen. So, first to that screen size wins?

      • Futbolrunner

        I kid.

  • Qbancelli

    TMobile LTE?

  • Thomas

    Sorry Verizon doesn’t look like there is enough room on that home button for your precious logo.

    • schoat333

      Don’t worry, the Verizon version will be three months late just so they can find a place for the logo.

      • michael arazan

        And add 25 bloatware apps

    • TylerChappell

      Oh I am sure they will find a way.

    • roberthenderson

      Permanent Verizon wallpaper

  • Fredy Nativi

    It will compete if it comes now not six months

  • schoat333

    Are they hoping people will get confused when they are looking to buy a note 2?

    • hkklife

      32Gb & 1080p are clear improvements over the Note 2. If the battery life is solid and LG’s UI is not a total disaster, it could be the sleeper hit of the season.

      • Kevin Rees

        and the 13mp back shooter

        • hkklife

          Yup, that too, though more pixels do not necessarily translate into improved image quality, as we all know. I have no gripes with Samsung’s camera hardware since I was coming from years of Motorola previously.

          I should have clarified that this LG apparently addresses the Note 2’s biggest shortcomings; namely, screen resolution and lack of internal storage space. Everything else is just icing on the cake.

          • Droidzilla

            Reviewers have had nothing but good to say about the 13MP shooter on the Optimus G. I’d love to see some of the other guys take some market share from Samsung (and from Apple, of course), just to make it interesting.

      • schoat333

        Maybe you missed the picture?

      • Big_EZ

        Samsung has some really great features I’m sure this won’t have. Also this will come out closer to the Note 3 and I’m sure it’ll have the same improvements.