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?