Last Updated: January 21st, 2013

Just yesterday, an LG rep let us know that, among other things, the "G" branding would continue to be representative of the company's top-tier hardware. Today, we get a glimpse at what the next great handset could look like. This leaked slide shows off the LG Optimus G Pro with a gorgeous 5" 1080p display, a gargantuan 3,000 mAh battery, a gratuitous Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and a glorious 13-megapixel rear camera.


Here's the full list of generous specs, partially courtesy of Blog of Mobile:

  • 5" 1080p display
  • 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • LTE
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Jelly Bean (4.1)
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 2.4MP front camera

Before you get too giddy, though, this gleaming bit of hardware is likely destined for Japan in its current condition. However, as with the J Butterfly/Droid DNA scenario, we can expect it to be adapted to be more germane to international markets. Like Germany. Or Greenland. Or Guatemala.

For what it's worth, the image above does mention that it's a "concept", so the hardware may be far from final. The specs do sound reasonable, though. There's room for debate about whether this will actually come to market in this form, but if LG is any kind of smart, it will shoot for something close to this.

But enough of this garrulous and grandiloquent gag. Who wants one?

Source: Engadget, Blog of Mobile

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Christopher Clark

    I'm waiting for the Galaxy S4. You know it's coming!

  • MooseCat

    I would consider it if it didn't have that physical button right there on the bottom of the front face. =(

    • Floflo

      Is that just because you find it ugly or is there another reason you don't like this button?

      • http://twitter.com/ao9news andy o

        Because this.

        • Ryan Yakus

          is that cm10 or paranoid android? that is freaking amazing

          • rocs_macho

            Looks like PA

          • http://twitter.com/ao9news andy o

            It's a preview of something to come into Paranoid. Thinking of switching to it myself on the N7, and if it goes well, later on the N4. My main reason to stay with CM is easy updates, and I don't need most of the customization of Paranoid or AOKP.

          • http://twitter.com/ao9news andy o

            Just tried it, but it's missing a lot of CM's features that I use, including slide status bar for brightness control.

    • Mike Harris

      I'm the complete opposite. I like the button on my GS3. I just wish it was slightly less easy to push.

  • addee

    All the specs dont matter, their software is flawed. I cant emphasize enough how much of a revelation my nexus 4 is to me since I own it. My friends S2 or several HTC devices I have seen/ owned myself lack the polish of stock android. Especially when a new software version is released and all those S2/S3 owners are like "why dont I get the software for my super awesome gigahertz phone??!"
    the same with this LG thing.. hardware super awesome gigantic, but the software will teach you what you have done wrong

    • Mike Harris

      Maybe I'm the strange one here, but ever since I started using custom ROMs, I no longer pay attention to the software. I have the GS3 and I haven't been on the stock ROM in many months. So for me, the specs DO matter.

      And just in case you want to point out that you didn't have to root yours for the stock experience, I'll point out that I have a Nexus 10 and I didn't have to root that for the stock experience, but I still did it anyway within a week of getting it. I'm comfortable with the fact that I'll be rooting every android device I own from here on out.

      • http://twitter.com/ao9news andy o

        You're just lucky that the S3 gets the love of most firmware developers. Of course, the Galaxy S series is a good bet, but there are many phones that aren't supported, even by CM. A Nexus is a sure bet.

        Also, there are phones on carriers that will do everything to keep your bootloader locked (*cough*fuckVerizon*cough*).

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482286220 Karan Ocs

        when u install custom rom u loose every modification and awesome apps that company installed to ur phone!

        i love stock rom + root , unlock and MODS!

        and those who say that nexus is better cause it has software they are wrong i own an HOX and a Nexus i taste both stock feautures of nexus and stock and awesome apps of htc

        and not everyone live in US and we need memory card slot for Nexus phones or a 64GB stock memory !

        • Mike Harris

          "when u install custom rom u loose every modification and awesome apps that company installed to ur phone!"

          I'm sorry, are you talking about bloatware? You must be a salesman for one of the big carriers.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001482286220 Karan Ocs

            i mean Snote multi view for note

            or even pop on video player for SIII and Notes

            or awesome sms and phone app of STOCK Sense!

            walkman for Xperia Phones (u can install it manually but i wanted to show u my point!)

            And cm has terrible audio and battery life at least for me! :

          • Geoff Johnson

            You know there are custom ROM's that strip bloatware while keeping features such as SNote right?

  • Tarek El-Ghazaly

    Sounds like the battery will be the only advantage over the other 5" 1080p phone offerings coming this year.... which is quite a big deal IMO. I don't like the physical button though,,,

  • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

    3,000 mAH battery, I'm sold o/

    • RajivSK

      Agreed. I vowed to never buy an LG again but I do hope this phone will be a great success and start a trend towards thicker phones with better batteries.

  • Mike Harris

    "the "G" branding would continue to be representative of the company's top-tier hardware"

    I stopped to think about that for a minute and quickly realized that using "G" was really the only option, since "L" is synonymous for loser.

    • s44

      They used to be Lucky Goldstar, so "S" might be an option if it weren't for that other Korean brand...

  • Garry DeWitt

    ill take 6. Though unlike most phones, I won't have to use all 6 in a single day to not run out of battery by 9pm

  • Ryan Yakus

    I see what you did there. this episode of sesame street was sponsored by the letter g

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    For what it's worth, when I pointed out that the slide says "Concept" and it could have been a fan render, Engadget vouched for their source: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8392937996_efff601479_b.jpg

  • Napster87

    i wish my n4 had that battery, resolution, and camera. other than that, i wouldn't want a phone that big especially since it doesn't seem to support the on screen navigation buttons.

  • mauric

    Why was my first thought "Hey a new Galaxy phone!" Oh, wait it's the rounded home button. Please LG, at least make it look like you put effort in designing phones.

  • http://twitter.com/KikooKubus Kristián Kubus

    Nice, finally 1080p phone with some good battery.

  • firethorn

    So, Nexus 4 Pro based on these specs? Just kidding.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kirss.aaro aaro kirss

    The S4 Pro is going to be ancient in a month or two

  • http://twitter.com/andr3wjacks0n andrew jackson