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LG has an event coming up in New York City on May 1st. That is exactly six days from today. And do you know what it's going to announce? The Optimus G Pro for the US. But if just knowing that isn't enough, pictures and full details of the device have hit the 'net today, leaving essentially nothing for LG to actually announce next week.

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So, there's the phone, sporting full AT&T branding. No surprise there. So far as the specs are concerned, it's essentially everything you'd expect (mostly because it's practically identical to the international version, save for one small detail), according to Engadget:

  • 5.5" HD IPS Panel (vs. the IPS+ panel on the international version)
  • 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage, microSD card slot
  • 13MP rear shooter, 2.1MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1.2

And that pretty much sums it up. Nothing all that exciting here in terms of new info, but this could potentially be a Note killer once it actually hits. Guess we'll find out when that's going to happen next Wednesday.

@evleaks, Engadget

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  • Loren Cogar

    They better get their advertising hustle up if they want it to be a Note killer!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

      wont happen here

    • porter86

      The Optimus G Pro thrashes the Note II, just take a look at this comparison - http://versusio.com/en/lg-optimus-g-pro-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-2

      • Jason Bailey

        Course it does, the device is 6 months newer than the note 2. I see no reason to move from a note 2 to this device. If you are in the market for an upgrade right now thats a different matter. Plus no stylus with the LG of course.

        Its just timing differences the note 3 will leapfrog this and then be bested again at a later date by some other future hardware device, snapdragon 800 maybe.

      • TylerChappell

        Does the LG Optimus G Pro really not have Gorilla Glass like VersusIO suggests? I know that sometimes VersusIO doesn't have every spec detail of brand new devices right away, but that's a surprising omission.

  • http://twitter.com/shadowcha0 Marcel

    I like that blue glowing home button!

  • Tarek El-Ghazaly

    Too bad LG doesn't have a Samsung-esque multitasking screen-splitter solution baked into the phone.

    • Zaatour36

      root it, and their is something called multiwindow app that does it, avilable on XDA

      • http://kawangeek.com/ EddyGeek

        care to share the link? unfortunately all i can find is for touchwiz rom only.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

    DOA when it gets here

    • Brandon Fletcher

      Going from being a diehard Samsung fan to using an LG Optimus G, you should really see one of LG's most recent phones in person. They've really been stepping up their game lately. Pictures on the internet don't do the screen and overall design justice.

    • blairh

      It's going to be a huge hit.

  • flosserelli

    A potential Note 2 killer, maybe. But I'm pretty sure the Note 3 will blow this away.

  • JonJJon

    What is the technical different between IPS and IPS+?

    • MaulingDeOso

      Marketing. The fact that the engadget guy thinks it's significant shows you how much knowledge you need to work there.

      • JonJJon

        Lol, I don't think my interwebs have touched Engadget with a barge pole in....hmmmm several months at least and that's only because I got linked to Engadget one time not knowing the travesty of reporting (if it can be called that over there) I was in for ;P

  • Michał Ostrowski

    LOL at least it does not get released with ICS ;>

  • Brandon Fletcher

    All I've been waiting for is either 1700MHz band support or an announcement for a T-Mobile version. My hopes aren't super high, but it'll be an instant purchase for me if it does. I've already had a Note 2 since launch and am ready for something to tide me over until the Note 3.

  • ocujos

    For people comparing this with Samsung Galaxy Note 2: >>>LG Optimus G Pro doesn't have a Stylus<<<, so.....you can't really compare the two. Eg. you can't write notes on LG's screen. It's Note's major selling point. Note is in a category of phone that Samsung's created: phablet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

    P. S. I believe my LG rep said release date is may 15

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000372600312 Joseph Pojunis

    LG doesn't need the US market as much as Samsung does. LG packs its punch in South Korea.

  • http://twitter.com/bungadudu Mugurel

    This looks almost identical to the S4 !

    • WyzeGye

      You've got it flipped around there, buddy

      • Toss3

        Are you seriously saying that Samsung copied LG's design? Pretty obvious that LG took a lot of design cues from the S3 and Note 2.

        • http://twitter.com/bungadudu Mugurel

          And if you combine the S3 and Note 2, you get the S4.

          S4 was launched before this LG, so who's copying who?

      • http://twitter.com/bungadudu Mugurel

        If you combine the S3 and the Note 2, you get the S4.

        S4 was launched before this LG, so who's copying who?

    • TylerChappell

      LG shamelessly copies Samsung in more of its designs than any other company in the world does to any other company. It's really quite humorous. And I say this being someone who doesn't even care for Samsung. I prefer HTC's designs.

  • Enrique Huerta

    I hate the fact that LG Made It! LOL