While LG did not announce any new mobile device at the recently ended CES 2013 in Las Vegas, USA, the company unveiled a new smartphone in its high-end G family just a few days ago, the Optimus G Pro.

A new report sheds light on initial availability dates for the new LG smartphone, with South Korea and Japan being unsurprisingly mentioned as the first two markets to receive the device.

The Optimus G Pro will apparently start selling in South Korea in March, while Japanese Android fans will be able to purchase the handset a month later, in April, from NTT DoCoMo.

The handset will feature a 5-inch touchscreen display with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, 3000mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean under the hood.

Curiously though, KBench’s report says that the Japanese model will come with a larger 5.5-inch display despite the fact that we have already heard that the Japanese NTT DoCoMo Optimus G Pro will feature a 5-inch panel.

Pricing details for these first two markets have not been announced yet, and we don’t have launch dates for other regions of the world at this time, although we’d expect the phone to be available in a variety of countries later this year.

Are you buying the Optimus G Pro this year?