LG Optimus G Pro details leak online

LG's Optimus G Pro will allegedly pack in a 5-inch display, a 1.7GHz processor, and a 13-megapixel rear camera, according to details that appeared on the Web.

Is a pro version of the Optimus G2 on tap?
Is a pro version of the Optimus G2 on tap? Josh Miller/CNET

A newer and beefier version of LG's Optimus G could be coming to town, at least to someone's town.

A leaked slide sent to blog site Engadget teased a host of alleged details about the Optimus G Pro. If the slide is on the money, the new smartphone would sport a 5-inch 1,920x1,080 pixel display and tap into a 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor for its power.

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Pro model would include 2GB of memory, 32GB of storage, and support for LTE. Also along for the ride would be a 2.4 megapixel camera in front and a 13 megapixel camera on the back.

Many of those specs would be improvements over those found in the Optimus G, though certain variants of the current model already include some of those features.

Details revealed by Web site Blog of Mobile match up with virtually all of those revealed by Engadget.

The information doesn't indicate when or where the new phone will debut. But certain built-in features signal that it will be offered by Japanese carrier NTTDoCoMo, according to Engadget. The current Optimus G is sold in Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the United States.

A recent batch of rumors also suggests that LG will release an Optimus G2 phone later this year.

CNET contacted LG for comment and will update the story when the company responds.

Meanwhile, the current Optimus G is doing quite well. LG revealed today that it has sold more than 1 million units since the phone debuted four months ago, reports the Yonhap News Agency.

LG also plans to launch the Optimus G in China and several European countries this quarter, a company spokesman told Yonhap.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.



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