It’s official now – no more leaks and speculations about the LG Optimus G Pro, since the phone has just been announced by Japanese carrier NTT Docomo. A couple of days ago we mentioned that the handset might be unveiled soon, though at that time it was still considered a rumor. Now it appears that we got everything right, including details on specs.
LG Optimus G Pro – Overview
The LG Optimus G Pro will join the ranks of 5-inch phablets and with its 1920 x 1080 pixels display it will deliver a nicely dense 440 ppi. Inside you will find a quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro APQ8064 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage with optional expansion via microSDXC slot. There is also LTE radio, 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, and the power is provided by a hefty 3000 mAh battery. The handset will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
All of the above we already knew thanks to numerous leaks and tips. What those leaks did not mention were a few new software enhancements including a feature called Slide Apps, which are small widgets that can run on top of other apps, and Dual Video, a feature that lets users record a picture-in-picture video from both cameras at the same time.
The LG Optimus G Pro will be available in Japan on the beginning of April. LG has not independently confirmed this phone, nor announced availability outside of Japan, so probably some time will pass until we see this phone in the US.
source: NTT DoCoMo