LG Optimus G Pro to debut this April

Set to launch through Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, the new LG phone will offer a 5-inch screen with a 1,920x1,080 pixel display.

NTT DoCoMo

LG's Optimus G Pro smartphone will reach consumers in April, at least those in Japan.

Japanese provider NTT DoCoMo announced the news yesterday. A Google-translated version of the company's press release revealed early April as the launch date for the successor to LG's popular Optimus G.

A DoCoMo slideshow page reveals a host of details about the phone, but only for people who can read Japanese. The PDF slideshow is protected, making it impossible to copy and paste the text for translation.

Specs published by Japanese media site Impress Group point to a 5-inch display with a 1,920x1,080 pixel resolution. The phone integrates its glass surface with the touch sensor to generate a thinner display and body.

Equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the phone will be powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon Pro chip, offer 32GB of storage, and include 2GB of internal memory. Adding a microSDXC card can add as much as 64GB of additional storage.

A 2.4 megapixel camera will grace the front, while a 13 megapixel camera will take the rear position. The 3,000 mAh battery supports fast charging but is not removable.

The current Optimus G is sold in Japan, South Korea, Canada, and the United States.

An LG spokesperson told CNET that "currently there are no plans to make the Optimus G Pro announced by DoCoMo outside of Japan."

(Via Boy Genius Report)

Updated at 3:45 a.m. PT January 24 with response from LG.

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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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