LG is preparing another Optimus G Pro model, after releasing news that Japan would be the first to acquire this new smartphone. The South Korean Optimus G Pro has a few significant changes to the Japanese, including a larger screen to compete with the Galaxy Note 2.
The Japanese version of the LG Optimus G Pro sports a five-inch 1080p IPS display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera and runs Android Jelly Bean (4.1).
In many ways this is an incremental upgrade from the Optimus G, a pretty sound device for the average user. LG obviously sees the 1080p display factor as one of the most prominent areas that consumers look, to make another device.
The South Korean Optimus G Pro has a few changes, the most obvious one is the 5.5-inch display, instead of the 5-inch on the Japanese version. We believe this is solely to take on the Galaxy Note 2, that is hitting big sales in South Korea.
Currently the manufacturer is trying to build hype on the Facebook page, by saying for more likes more elements of the South Korean Optimus G Pro will be revealed before final release.
We are unsure what internals will be changed, if any. The Snapdragon S4 Pro cannot be clocked to any higher than 1.7GHz, we believe. We have yet to see a phone have more than 2GB of RAM. There are a small collection of rumours saying they may add a 17MP camera, although proof of this is fishy.
LG is adding a little more juice to the South Korean Optimus G Pro, with a 3140 mAh battery to compete with the Galaxy Note 2. The larger display may be another factor for the additional battery life.
While we don’t understand the reason LG has for keeping the same name on two different units, we can see why they want to take on the Galaxy Note 2, Samsung’s phablet that is hitting really good sales.
We doubt either of these units will be coming to US and Europe for a while.