South Korean handset maker LG has officially announced the upcoming availability of the Optimus G sequel, the Optimus G Pro. The superphone has been confirmed to arrive in Japan in early April.
LG and NTT Docomo have teamed up once again to offer Japanese customers one of the best-featured devices manufactured by the former. Unfortunately, the Optimus G Pro will not be available in all countries, LG claims.
Following the official announcement of the Optimus G Pro
, the folks over at AusDroid
have reached out to LG for any additional details regarding the availability of the smartphone in Australia.
Sadly, LG was prompt to confirm that the Optimus G Pro would not be launched in Australia through official channels:
“The Optimus G Pro is a Japanese model for the Japanese market and is different from the Optimus G Pro that will soon be launched in Korea, despite the same name. The Optimus G Pro is not planned for release in the Australian market.”
With that out of the way, Android fans in Australia can wait for LG to release the Optimus G
in March, or switch to another brand if they are not content with the South Korean company’s marketing policy.
LG Optimus G Pro will pack similar specs as the recently leaked HTC M7. Aside from the slightly bigger 5.0-inch full HD (1080p) display, most of the features are the same, including the 1.7 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
LG’s superphone has been confirmed to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of box and 32GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, the Optimus G Pro will boast a 13-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording. The phone will be powered by a high-capacity 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery.