Photos and a spec sheet have been posted by PhoneArena of what is reported to be the LG Optimus G Pro. If the specs are correct, it’ll be the closest competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note II in terms of screen size, matching its 5.5″ display.
We can expect to see another industry-wide increase in screen size for Android devices this year. The Sony Xperia Z (coming at the end of this month) has a 5″ display, it is expected the Samsung will increase the screen size of its next flagship, and HTC is also likely to follow suit when it announces its next device. However, the aforementioned will all be competing in the 5″ bracket, where as the LG Optimus G Pro goes half an inch bigger again, brining it more inline with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
It’s not just in screen size that the Optimus G Pro rivals the Note 2. The reported specs also have it with a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with LTE radio, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear facing camera and 2MP front camera. It’s also got a huge 3,140mAh battery, which will be welcomed by the same power-users that will praise its 32GB internal storage and microSD slot compatible up to 64GB. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to also expect SlimPort to be included and perhaps Miracast as well.
An announcement at MWC and launch in H1 of this year is what PhoneArena estimates for the Optimus G Pro, which makes sense in terms of timing. However, LG has been a bit quiet on the SIM-free front in the UK as of late, so whether or not it comes through the UK channel is unknown at this point. We’ll provide an update on this as soon as official details emerge and we’ve heard from LG.