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LG Optimus G Pro 5-inch phone is real, Optimus G UK-bound

LG's 1080p Optimus G Pro has gone official in Japan, while LG says it reckons the Optimus G will arrive in the UK.

LG's rumoured 5-inch monster smart phone has been made official. The LG Optimus G Pro (rolls off the tongue and into the heart) is a 1080p palm-wrecker powered by a mighty 1.7GHz quad-core processor.

The existence of the mammoth mobile was confirmed by Japanese network NTT Docomo, with an April release date for our pals in Japan. Discerning details through the fog of Google translate is tricky, but Japanese site Ktai Watch has a little more information.

There's currently no word on a worldwide release, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this gigantic phone rocking up in Europe, especially as LG has confirmed the 4.7-inch LG Optimus G will be getting a wider release than its current US, Canada, Korean and Japan confines.

I asked LG if that broader debut included the UK, and was told that as far as it knows, "UK is also included in Optimus G launching countries list". Stay tuned for information on prices and release dates, though with the Optimus G Pro now official, you may want to save your pennies and hope the 5-inch model makes it to Britain.

We'll likely hear more on both devices at Mobile World Congress, which kicks off in late February in Barcelona. CNET will be present in force, so keep your eyes peeled for all the latest. 

A year ago you'd have struggled to find an Android fan who gave more than one hoot about LG's Android offering, but since delivering the near-perfect Nexus 4 into our grasping mitts (well, a few of us anyway), the South Korean company is feeling much more interesting.

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Image credit: Ktai Watch