The handset would sport specs previously rumored for Optimus G2
South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is expected to unveil to the world a nice range of new high-end Android devices, including one that might land on the market as Optimus G Pro.Previous rumors suggested that LG was planning the launch of a 5.5-inch smartphone at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, followed by a successor to the Optimus G in the second half of the year.
While nothing has been officially confirmed on any of the two, the company is known to aim at increasing its sales in 2013, and these devices might indeed pan out.
In addition to them, there might be the aforementioned Optimus G Pro, which is now said to feature hardware specs that could make some mistake it for the Optimus G2.
This handset was said more than once to be slated for a CES2013 release, which did not happen. However, it might be launched soon as Optimus G Pro, it seems.
Apparently, it would sport a 5-inch full HD screen on the front, along with a Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU inside, clocked in at 1.7GHz, and 2GB of RAM to go along with it.
Furthermore, the device is said to include 32GB of internal memory, along with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, the same as the original Optimus G did.
The new smartphone is also said to be heavier, at 160 grams, thicker, and 10.1 mm, and to sport a 3000 mAh battery (Optimus G landed last year at 145g and 8.5mm, while featuring a 2100 mAh battery inside).
For the time being, however, no official confirmation on the existence of this device has been provided, which means that we should take the above with a grain of salt. However, more on it might emerge in the near future, so stay tuned to learn the news.
Update: A photo that supposedly shows the device also emerged online, as can be seen above.