LG Optimus G Pro official for Japan

News Stacy Warden 08:15, Jan 22 2013

LG Optimus G Pro will be up for grabs in Japan this April

LG's Optimus G Pro is all kinds of official in Japan. As Engadget points out, local carrier NTT DoCoMo confirmed the new flagship phone as part of its spring device lineup. If you've been up on your rumors, then you'll recall that talk of the Optimus G Pro had made waves in Japan. Well, it's all lining up now, and the actual device is looking a lot like the leak suggested. 

LG's new smartphone will measure up at a beefy five inches, with a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, and a 3,000mAh battery. It's also expected to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, along with 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and LTE.

The new handset is LG's follow up to its Optimus G, but this one is a little bit different in design (this one looks less like its predecessors and a lot more like something we'd expect from Samsung or Apple). We initially heard that it will be available in both black and white, but it doesn't appear that the Japanese carrier has specified color options yet.

The Optimus G Pro, will be up for grabs in Japan in early April. Unfortunately, there's no word on when it might be available in other countries yet. We heard earlier that it could very well make an appearance in the states later this year, but now it seems that might be a long time coming. We'll keep you posted.

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