Recently, promotional material showing the LG Optimus G Pro, the 5-inch more powerful version of the Optimus G, leaked on the internet. Now, the superphone has been confirmed to be offered in Japan via network operator NTT DoCoMo.
Engadget spotted the launching on the Japanese network’s website. The site says, “Local carrier NTT DoCoMo has confirmed the new flagship’s existence as part of a spring device lineup, and it’s everything that was rumored just days ago. LG is adding to the rapidly burgeoning crowd of 5-inch, 1080p phones while freshening the formula we’d seen in the regular Optimus G: there’s now a quicker, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, a heftier 3,000mAh battery and Jelly Bean (albeit Android 4.1, not 4.2) out of the box. Other elements are familiar carryovers, such as the 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, 32GB of built-in storage, a microSDXC slot and LTE.”
Although it has been officially unveiled in Japan, Japanese buyers will have to wait to get their hands on the handset. Engadget says, “Japanese buyers will have to wait until early April to pick up an Optimus G Pro for themselves; as LG hasn’t confirmed the phone separately, other countries’ launches are still up in the air.”
As stated above, LG is yet to announce the international release date of Optimus G Pro. So we still have no word if or when it will be released in the UK.
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