Optimus G Pro

LG packs a 5-inch screen and powerful Snapdragon 600 into a smaller frame for the Japanese market

LG and NTT DOCOMO have announced that the Optimus G Pro is now available in Japan. It's a beast of a phone, with a 5-inch 440ppi display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600, and a feature-packed UI to run it all. For the Japanese market, LG has chosen to release the smaller 5-inch display (it's still 1080p) versus the 5.5-inch display used on the Korean version.

We're not sure exactly which size LG will choose to roll out to the rest of the world, but we do know it's coming to more markets -- including the US -- sometime in the second quarter of 2013. We're looking forward to it either way! Skip past the break for the full press release.


Featuring Full HD IPS Display , High Capacity Battery and Advanced User Experience
SEOUL, April 4, 2013 – Following its successful launch in Korea, LG’s Optimus G Pro is now available in Japan through NTT DOCOMO. The 5-inch Optimus G Pro — with Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon™ 600 Quad-Core processor and Full HD IPS display — sports a smaller form-factor than the device that was launched in Korea last month, designed specifically for the Japanese market.

The Optimus G Pro shows off its Full HD IPS Display with Zerogap Touch for the first time in the Japanese market. The large,5-inch (440ppi) display provides rich, crisp text, sharp images and wide viewing angles thanks to LG’s display leadership demonstrated through the Full HD IPS and Zerogap Touch technologies. And with Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon 600 at its core, the Optimus G Pro offers smooth and seamless performance unmatched in today’s industry.

Continuing the Optimus G design heritage, the Optimus G Pro maintains a subtle, yet attractive checkerboard-like pattern in the back as well as a minimum bezel to offer a comfortable one-hand grip. Optimus G Pro’s esteemed design is complemented by its exclusive user experience (UX) functions, such as Dual Recording and VR Panorama. Dual Recording allows users to place themselves in a video as they record with the front and rear cameras simultaneously and VR Panorama provides a full 360 view of one’s surroundings, not just a wide landscape view.

Optimus G Pro comes with refreshed versions of innovative functions already popular among Optimus G users, including QSlide, QTranslator and QuickMemo. LG designed all of Optimus G Pro’s functions with its Optimus User Interface (UI) in mind, which facilitates ease of use and simple device management.

“The Optimus G Pro showcases LG’s leadership in display technology with its Full HD IPS Display and differentiated UX functions,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With a combination of style and a unique mobile experience, Optimus G Pro carries on the premium heritage of the entire Optimus G series.”

Key Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
  • Processor: 1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 600 Processor
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD IPS (440ppi)
  • Memory: 32GB / microSD (up to 32GB)
  • RAM: 2GB DDR
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (non-removable)
  • Size: 139 × 70 × 9.9mm 

Reader comments

LG Optimus G Pro now available in Japan


This is the version I want, the 5.0 is perfect size. Like the way they incorporated the home button into the battery charging, blinks red and notifications. Plenty of interior storage and sd card support. I think it has a real sleek look, nice lines with kick ass specs. The phone also has plenty of accessories. Bring it to the US Market and it will sell. Just don't wait forever. I don't understand, this phone has been built and ready for shipping some time now, why wait for the SGS4 and the HTC One to hit the US market before their great phone??? Just get us that phone.

Release both versions in the U.S. as unlocked options then let the carriers fight over which models they want. T-Mobile is getting the Optimus G2 which is hopefully a rebranded G Pro(5 inch) if I'm not mistaken.

The specs on this phone are pretty legit. Looking forward to getting my hands on it. Apple has become complacent hanging out in the upper tier of smartphones, I would love see another phone give Samsung and Apple a good fight. How long until mobile messaging becomes mostly or completely voiceover ip through skype and the like, and smartphones actually stop being mobile phones and become handheld laptops for communication? When this phones is released in the US you will be able to find it on my digital shelves at Researchphones, with a service plan or without.