When the specs of the supposed LG Optimus G Pro leaked last week, it seemed almost too good to be true – like one of those fanboy wishlists you see populating forums and sub-Reddits across the web. Now Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced the device as part of its DoCoMo Next 2013 Spring lineup, and the reality matches the leak quite well.

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The LG Optimus G Pro will be following the trend of big and beautiful screens. It's another 5-inch 1080p display, and the bezel is razor thin. There is a faster 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro inside to push all those pixels, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with a microSDXC card slot, and a massive 3000mAh battery to keep it all chugging along well into the night (well, maybe the late afternoon). LG has also equipped this variant of its flagship with a 13MP camera. Judging purely on specs, the device looks amazing. The software side is a little questionable with Jelly Bean 4.1 on board and a fairly heavy skin.

Keep in mind that this is just the Japanese version of the phone, and LG itself hasn't even spoken of it officially. NTT DoCoMo customers will be able to pick up the Optimus G Pro in early April. Availability in other countries will probably come in future announcements. At least we can all hope.

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Source: Press release, Specs, NTT DoCoMo, Optimus G Pro PDF