Jan 18 AT 11:16 AM Nick Gray 68 Comments

LG Optimus G Pro leak hints at final design, 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core S4 Pro, 3,000 mAh battery


The LG Optimus G (and its many variants) is currently one of the best Android-powered smartphones on the market, but a new leak suggests that LG plans to eclipse its current flagship device with a new Optimus G Pro. According to the leaked slide, the LG Optimus G pro will feature a 5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 full HD display, quad-core 1.7Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, LTE connectivity and a very respectable 3,00 mAh battery.

The device is said to weigh in at 160 grams and measure 139 x 70 x 10.1mm. The Optimus G Pro is also expected to run on Jelly Bean and will sport a 13-megapixel camera on the back with a 2.4 megapixel front-facing camera. The phone is definitely not thin when compared to many of the flagship devices released in 2012, but we’re sure consumers will be more than happy to carry around a slightly thicker device if the 3,000 mAh battery can keep their phone alive for a full day.

Currently, it looks like Japan’s NTT DoCoMo will be among the first service providers to offer the LG Optimus G Pro to its customers, but there’s no indication as to when the device will be stocked on store shelves. With Mobile World Congress only about a month away, don’t be surprised if the LG Optimus G Pro starts showing up in your news feed more often.

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • nobile

    LG takes over Apple :D

    • TOP

      They use the same 3,000 mAh batteries on screamliner 787

      • Voliam

        Screamliner- touche’!

    • LukeT32

      The image sadly looks like an Apple device though.

      Specs look promising.

  • af13

    I could live with a couple extra mm for a couple extra hours.

    • ChrisLH

      I’m definitely ready for the “thinnest” wars to be over. I don’t like overly thin phones to begin with, but the fact that they are doing it at the expense of battery life is ridiculous. Hopefully this starts a new trend of slightly thicker phones with larger batteries.

      • epps720

        I agree I think this whole thinnest phone thing is ridiculous b/c most of us put a case on our phones that ruins the thinnest of it anyway.

        In the words of Tim the Tool man Taylor…..MORE POWER!! (guess that would refer to the processor though…oh well)

        • EmagehtmaI

          I am also in agreement. I prefer a phone with a substantial feel. A little extra weight and a couple extra mm, to get a battery that actually lasts would getting fine by me.

        • TJ

          Thing is, a thinner phone allows you to put a case on it without it being too thick. I agree, though, that thinner != better. Better battery life = better.

    • honourbound68

      no kidding.. after having a couple of battery hogs the thought of a stock 3000mah battery excites me more than quad core or 5″ 1080p screen

  • jerrbomb

    Would they be launching or unveiling this at the same time Samsung unveils a flagship device?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      doubtful. If the rumors are to be believed, Samsung will not be unveiling the GSIV until later in the spring.

  • Thomas Biard

    Another high spec Optimus…LG is starting to catch my attention a lot more. I remember when my wife had her LG Chocolate a long time ago, and that was an awesome phone. If the price is right I may come try out a new LG

  • whoknowswhereor

    About time they learn a little something from their big brother Sammy lol. Good job LG

    • Richard Yarrell

      Very true here. They are still rookies thou.

      • squiddy20

        Do you know the definition of “rookie”? LG has been making Android smartphones just as long as Samsung. Idiot.

  • nsnsmj

    They should have just waited until this was ready and put it out instead of the current Optimus G.

    • nocturnal teacher

      I think you’re looking at this the wrong way. It’s not your fault; it’s misleading for LG to call it the Optimus G Pro. In fact, I think the tech journalist is, too (emphasis mine):

      “The LG Optimus G… is currently one of the best Android-powered smartphones on the market, *BUT* a new leak suggests that LG plans to *ECLIPSE* its current flagship device with a new Optimus G Pro.”

      Eclipsed? I think this is an overstatement. The Pro isn’t even necessarily “better,” it’s just different.

      Assuming the leak is legit (and I think it probably is), then the OG and OG Pro have identical chipsets. Whether or not you prefer a higher pixel density and slightly larger screen is purely subjective. The Adreno 320 is certainly a capable GPU, but the OG will run OpenGL graphics more smoothly than the “Pro” at native resolution. The screen size is barely any different, but still, some people prefer 4.7 / 4.8″ (I forget the ize of the OG) to 5″.

      I’m not a hater, this device looks great! If I were to choose between them, I would get the Pro. I just think LG should have followed something like Samsung’s naming conventions. The Galaxy S2/Note and Galaxy S3/Note 2 are sold side-by-side, they’re not the GS3 and the GS3+ for a reason. As for the battery, I will take thicker + more battery every single time, but again, the superior choice is subjective.

      With the deluge of 1080×1920 android handsets powered by the S4 quad and LG’s own screen manufacturing tech, I think LG just figured that they should make one, too. HOWEVER, it is a huge mistake to call it “Pro.” People who bought the OG will be annoyed to see their device (seemingly) get outdated so quickly by a new “Pro” model, and in mid 2013, when the amazing chipsets unveiled at CES turn up in the next LG phone, people will whine that LG upgrades their flagship line way too quickly: OG, OG PRO, and then OG Pro+ within the span of seven or so months (hey, it’s very possible – the new chips will be here soon and LG seems to like being the first to have new tech).

      tl;dr Phone looks great, LG sucks at PR, and @nick, great article but I think you’re being hyperbolic with the “eclipsed” line!

      • Al

        1080p vs 720p, LTE vs HSDPA, 1.7Ghz vs 1.2Ghz, quad or 8! core vs dual-core… are all gimmicks to make you part with your hard-earned cash. Do yourself a favor and get something just as good for half the price.

        • Agret

          I would get something just as good for half the price, unfortunately such a phone does not exist. Except maybe from Chinese companies.

  • Droid Sam

    Why? LG has sold over 1 million Optimus G’s and it was used as the foundation for the Nexus 4. This G Pro will probably be unveiled at MWC, but it’ll probably not show up in stores until the middle of Q2. What’s LG supposed to do, just wait around while everyone buys Samsung phones?

  • redraider133

    Now this could be a real winner, good specs and a nice big battery to power it.

  • masterpfa

    I was not a great fan of LG or their UI and would probably not have looked at owning an LG until that is they were commissioned to make the Nexus 4. This has turned out to be the best phone I’ve ever owned.

    Nice specs but I think I will still wait until the end of Q2 to see what all the other manufacturers have to offer especially HTC and Samsung and also Google I/O still to come.

  • http://muddypa.ws/blog nportelli

    Too big.

    • Arnold

      Don’t act like a girl, at least try it once :p

    • Mikel

      Totally! 139mm (5.47″) high, I think that’s the tallest phone by anyone. How on earth can you use that one handed? I can’t even reach the notification bar on my 135mm Galaxy Nexus, and my hands are fine, thank you. :-)

  • heat361

    I sent this leak in earlier this morning, but nobody responded lol

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    2013 the year of bigger batteries, higher resolutions, and more megapixels.

  • romy134

    Big Batter is defiantly in this year.

  • Prince77

    LG would be smart to release this on all carriers if they want to leave a footprint out here.

  • Yash Jethmalani

    Specs look good.. But it’ll take some convincing to buy an LG phone..
    For now I think I’ll just stick with my Galaxy Nexus.

    • nocturnal teacher

      they won some trust with the Optimus G line and Nexus 4, although I guess that’s only one model.

  • irishrally

    I’ll take a bigger battery over thinness any day. Some phones feel too thin already, and all phones are lacking in battery capacity.

    While you’re at it, make it even a few more millimeters thicker and give us some insanely rugged glass/screen that will never break.

  • RX-78-7

    Not to put down this phone, but how in the world can moto manage to put a bigger battery(3,300mah) in a much slimmer phone (8.9mm vs 10.1mm)…

    • irishrally

      Much slimmer phone? 0.2 mm is barely anything.

      • shalafi

        10.1 – 8.9 = 1.2

  • jamal adam

    That looks like a very nice upgrade to the Optimus G though I wonder how it will fare with its Snapdragon S4 Pro processor when the likes of the Exynos 5 octa, Tegra 4, and Snapdragon 800 come out in smartphones.

    • nocturnal teacher

      this isn’t an upgrade! see, this is why the name “pro” was idiotic. see my long rambling post above.

      to answer your wonder: poorly. But those chips won’t be here for a little while, and until then, the s4 quad / adreno 320 will be ubiquitous on high end android phones. plus, LG will almost certainly make a new flagship, a true upgrade, when the new tech is available.

  • kazahani

    You… you’re not even any good at trolling. You must be new.

    • nocturnal teacher

      agreed. plus, updates ARE important, but android and me readers are the audience that will just flash AOSP goodness as soon as possible anyway.

  • http://genesischess.com/ MJM128

    That battery size I’m liking! LG seems to be learning from their mistakes (shutters at the g2x days) and hopefully becoming more developer friendly too?

  • Nathan D.

    LG is stepping their game up considerably more than they user to be. Maybe they will come back as a highly consider android provider.

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  • Ronaldj666

    Every time I figure it’s time to replace my Galaxy Nexus, something new comes along. But honestly I’m not so sure I even need to upgrade, not for at least another year maybe.

    • Richard Yarrell

      If your Galaxy Nexus is on Verizon you should’ve replaced it 1 yr ago. Verizon is useless.

      • squiddy20

        I think the 100-or-so *million* people would beg to differ about Verizon’s network being “useless”. Especially when compared to the 30-or-so million people that are currently on T-Mobile. What a joke.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Ya’ll know squiddy20 can’t afford this one. We gotta bring the specs down and the expected price. Maybe we can all take up a kitty so we can all contribute to the squiddy20 fund so he can finally afford something new for a change. Piss on squiddy20 and his crappy 3g Galaxy Nexus on Sprint. Losing device matches his loser owner.

    • Orion78

      And certain people think this is harmless? You’re one to talk when you can’t even afford a flip phone in your financial state. The Galaxy Nexus is a better phone than anything you’ll ever have. Now I’ll let squiddy20 to finish you off.

      • Richard Yarrell

        This Orion78 is another androidandme troll just like that other dweeb @squiddy20. Piss on bothof tthese trolling bums. I have bought more smartphones in two year than this asshole Orion78. I wonder where androidandme finds these useless people. Orion78 and squiddy20 are both useless bozo’s piss on both of them.

        • squiddy20

          1. Orion78 has a ranking of 74, while you’ve been borderline 0 for the past year at least. He’s the furthest thing from a “troll”. Pot, kettle, black.
          2. So you’ve “owned” 7 devices (2 of which for no more than 3 weeks- well within the (then) 30 day return period) in 2 years. Are we supposed to be impressed? It doesn’t change the fact that you know relatively nothing about the stuff you speak of. You continually claim the specs of the S4 as fact, when in reality, no one knows. And before you even start claiming you do know because of “inside sources” on Twitter or Facebook, don’t forget that you’re not the only person on those two social networks. If the specs of the S4 were released on Twitter or Facebook from Samsung itself (highly doubtful), then the rest of the tech/Android blogs would be reporting it as soon as it happened.

    • squiddy20

      1. I’m in a 2 year contract and bought (not “brought” as you constantly spell it) a Sprint Galaxy Nexus a little over 8 months ago. Of course I won’t be buying this. Sure, I’ve go the money to pay the ETF, and buy a whole new phone *unsubsidized* right now, but why would I? I have no complaints with the Galaxy Nexus, and even with Sprint’s slow 3G, I still don’t mind. I’m not like all the idiots (like yourself) who complain about *only* having 10 mbps download when some people’s ethernet connections don’t even reach half that. It’s a joke that you think you need to have “the latest and greatest” to be somebody. You’ve supposedly had that for the past 2 years and you’re still just as looked down on.
      2. Do you have anything else to say other than “piss/shit on this loser/bum/useless college boy”? What a large and varied vocabulary you have. -_-

  • jerrbomb

    And now I see exactly what that thread is about…

  • kschauhan

    nice phone..but still lg is way behind others

  • Eben1277

    Not sure if it was posted yet as I couldn’t be bothered to read every post but…

    Final nail in the coffin for LG (or maybe DoCoMo, I’m not sure which.)

  • jamontoast1291

    Really hope other companies follow the trend of bigger batteries and a slightly thicker phone. Honestly my GNex does everything I want it to and I’m still content with it, so the next phone I get is definitely going to be a phone with 3000+ mah battery and wireless charging (which I don’t think this has unfortunately). I agree with the other comment I saw though saying how can Moto make a thinner phone with a bigger battery.

    • Agret

      Do you know if you can get a 3000mah battery for the gnex? Mine dies too quickly on stock battery.

  • naandroida

    mobile phone with battery 3000mAh is it possible? Some body know is it lli-ion or polymer battery? On this website http://www.embiznes.pl was information that phone has processor quad-core 1.9Ghz not 1.7 but is still so powerful

  • BigCiX

    Now LG……let’s start updating in a timely manner!â„¢

  • TruFactz

    Ok LG nice specs, as for the design pretty cool. I wonder what type of ram it will be pushing though, my GS3 seems to hold down 2GB with dual channels very well. But I know cross channelling can be better. After all, you’ve done it before LG.

  • jonstle

    LG has really stepped up their game. Whoever has been cranking out these designs for them should get a raise.

  • http://www.brokemanstech.com Juan Almanzar

    That is a beautiful looking phone. I have a lot of growing respect for LG. While their original line of Android was nothing short of laughable (Thrill and Nitro, I’m looking at you), their current line from the escape to the original Optimus G have been truly solid phones.

    Now if they would make a Nexus 4 with Verizon bands, I would be a happy man…..

  • MC_Android

    Finally LG understands that I, like many other people who thinks for themselves, would prefer a phone with a bigger battery than be 0.05 mm thinner. It comes to the point where getting thinner isn’t even practical anymore and the trade-off in battery life is just not worth it

  • digvijaya07

    Finally LG has started looking forward to requirements Of Professionals :P :)
    3000 mAh Best Part …. All d Specifications are just awesome :D

  • Richard Yarrell

    Squiddy20 is a poor excuse for a individual. Galaxy Nexus on sprint sucks major ass. Great job yeah you came from boost to sprint who cares asshole. Piss on you and your useless Galaxy Nexus you guys make a great couple. Plus Sprint sucks also cause they allow you on their network.

    • squiddy20

      “Squiddy20 is a poor excuse for a individual.” This coming from the guy who insults people simply because their opinion differs from yours. I’m amazed you don’t see the irony and hypocrisy in your own laughably ridiculous words.

      This also furthers my point above about how little of a vocabulary you have. Thanks for proving my point for me. What a joke.

    • Sargon

      Sprint sucks because the outreach program ended your Evo contract? Verizon sucks because you’re a broke-ass little bitch who works in a soup kitchen and couldn’t afford Verizon (or, in your words “kicked them to the curb” when the opposite is true?)
      I’ve noticed someone say that you were harmless, Squiddy said nothing. You just randomly posted something because of your sick need for attention because no one in the real world likes you? For the hell of it, I checked your Disqus account. You spend an ungodly amount of time spam-fucking the android blogs witrh your lies and bullshit, and yes, I also saw the post that Steam pointed out where you told a teenage girl to “shit and piss on herself” and called her “useless” because she didn’t have an Evo (your then-dream phone). I know Steam IRL, I also know the guy whose daughter you said that too, Richard, we’re neighbors in Bronxville.
      By all means “can’t keep from laughing”, insult me all you want. You don’t sign my paychecks, and you’re an insignificant turd both here and in real life.I will tell you this – you are playing a very dangerous game, you should be very happy indeed that Steam talked the guy in question out of sending you on a permanent vacation. This isn’t internet “toughness” as I’m not threatening you (you’re not nearly important enough, or at all, in fact). This guy wasn’t going to get out of his car and “put up his dukes,” he would simply have you grabbed up, tied up, and tossed in the Hudson River, or a shallow hole upstate – if you were very lucky.
      I would really, really be careful who you run your mouth to, you literally have no idea who you’re screwing with, and it only took me less than 3 minutes to find out where you live, where you work, where your parents live and where your son lives, and I only did it to see how easy it was.
      What do you think is going to happen when you piss off the wrong person, or a downright psychopath? Do you think your _phone_ is going to keep you from being stabbed, shot, eviscerated, and tossed out like garbage? We live in a world where people go on killing sprees for no reason at all, and you’re stupid enough (not brave, or ballsy, don’t be mistaken) to do this online, while proudly displaying your real name and picture?