LG has revealed its new flagship, with specs that will make the competition run for cover. The device is called LG Optimus G Pro, which is the same name used for a Japan-exclusive device offered on NTT DoCoMo, but the two aren’t quite the same. LG has upgraded just about everything it could, and given the fact that the original Optimus G is still one of the best handsets available, the improved version is truly impressive. Interestingly, few specs have been confirmed by the manufacturer, though we already have most of the info we need thanks to leaks.
One of the first things that catches the eye is the design – the press image shows an interesting pattern on the back cover, which creates a so-called 2.5D effect when looking from different angles. The smartphone is pretty large thanks to the 5.5-inch Full HD display based on IPS-LCD technology. Inside there’s a quad-core CPU, most likely clocked at 1.7 GHz unit manufactured by Qualcomm. We also expect 2 GB of RAM, 32 gigs of internal memory and a microSD card slot, a 13 megapixel camera and a 3,140 battery, which should provide more than adequate battery life. The device will almost surely ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Expect to see the Optimus G Pro in action at the Mobile World Congress.