The handset features a 5-inch 1080p IPS display, with the entire smartphone measuring a svelte 139mm x 70mm x 10mm and weighing only 160 grams. The device will be available in Platinum White and Indigo Black, and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s no word on when it will be hitting shelves in other countries.
LG is adding a quicker, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, a heftier 3,000mAh battery, 13-magepixel camera,2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space. There is a slot for microSD card for further expansion to accompany the ample internal storage.
All the other goodies you’d expect are there, including Bluetooth 4.0, infrared, NFC, and mobile wallet. In addition, it also offers DoCoMo’s Xi LTE, which provides a maximum downlink of over 112Mbps in certain areas, making it the fastest 4G available in Japan.
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.