LG Optimus G Pro / G2 specs and features reportedly leaked

by: Chris SmithJanuary 18, 2013


Even though it’s early in the new year, it’s clear that LG will play a more important role in the Android universe in 2013, considering the plethora of LG-related Android rumors we get almost on a daily basis.

We have recently heard that the Nexus 4 production has been stopped for the company to focus on 2013 devices (that report has been denied a couple of times since) and that the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.7 are coming at Google I/O via LG (also denied).

Now we’re looking at a different LG device that’s also rumored to be unveiled later this year, the LG Optimus G2. Or is it the Optimus G Pro? Or is it possible that we’re going to have two new family members of the Optimus G family this year, the G2 and the G Pro?

LG has confirmed that the G line will hold its top-of-the-line Android handsets, without mentioning what such devices will be called. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at this new rumor that seems to detail the Optimus G Pro.

According to Japanese forum 2channel the Optimus G Pro (model number L-04E) will be launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan later this year and will offer buyers the following set of specs and features:

  • 5-inch display with 1080p Full HD resolution
  • 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB memory
  • 13-megapixel camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • LTE support
  • Weight: 160g
  • Size: 139 x 70 x 10.1 mm
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Evidently, we can’t confirm anything just yet, but we’ll remind you that this isn’t the first time we hear that one of LG’s upcoming flagship devices will come with a 5-inch 1080p display, a feature that all high-end 2013 handsets will apparently offer.

Are you looking forward for the next Optimus G model or are you shopping for something different this year?

  • Seriously this is why I get annoyed at a lot of android. I would be much happier if the top smart phone developers had a once a year flagship release. LG cheapens its brand by releasing top end phones every few months. HTC did it and look where they end up. Thankfully Samsung learnt from the mistakes of S2 variations and now have one s3 and hopefully one s4.

    • john

      FYI, iPad 4 was released after 5 months of iPad 3. So yeah, companies tend to do that. Good thing is that this shouldn’t affect you except for the bragging rights of Optimus G which is by no means a small thing. Only thing I’m really concerned about is LG not giving the G the software updates it needs, that could really piss a lot of people off.

      • HowlJenkins

        Yeah, makes me glad I didn’t go straight for the Optimus G when it came out.

    • HowlJenkins

      You obviously don’t know about the Galaxy Axiom, Express, Stratosphere, or Rugby Pro, as well as the Galaxy S3 Mini announced last October.

      Not to mention the international version of the S3 which has a Quad-core Exynos processor and 1GB of RAM as opposed to the Dual-core 2GB RAM US variant.

      But we can ignore that last one.

      • I was talking more about flagships rather then variations such as s3 mini.

        • HowlJenkins

          Ah. Well in that case….

  • MasterMuffin

    Why you know wait and make a device with cortex a-15?

    • john

      I always thought past A Coretex 4 and 5 R,A as made for different uses rather than the subsequent one being an improvement of before. I mean, yes A15s are blazing fast, but they are also quite power hungry.
      I was going off a leg here and was waiting for someone at CES to make a phone based on a FPGA soft processor. Great flexibility, customization per OEM or carriers, incredible range of IOs/peripheries, and low power consumption.

      • MasterMuffin

        Well the a-15 really is power hungry! It seems that I have to wait for HTC M7 or sgs4 to see the power of a-15 :(

  • blanc

    uhh, looks good.
    but I’m sure it will be superseded by Optimus G3 in the next 3 month :)

  • Interesting, 300mAh battery

    potential for other phones not from LG, The only good phone they have is the Nexus 4, which is not their phone, they simply manufacture it

  • i’ve heard that the new lg will be packing 4 gigs of ram lets see it LG!