LG’s newest high-end Android smartphone, the Optimus G Pro, was announced only in Japan – at the end of last month. And while LG didn’t say if the handset would make it to other markets, it looks like it will.
An Optimus G Pro that’s reportedly headed to South Korea has appeared over at a Korean forum (see the photo below). Moreover, Blog of Mobile (in Japanse) says the Optimus G Pro will be available via all major South Korean carriers, sporting slightly different model numbers: LG F240S (SK Telecom), LG F240K (KT), and LG F240L (LG U+). Most probably, all versions will be released in the next few months.
Unlike the Optimus G, which sports a 4.7 inch display with 1280 x 768 pixels, the new LG Optimus G Pro comes with a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display. The handset also features Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, LTE connectivity, quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), 13MP rear camera with Flash, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
LG has sold more than 8 million smartphones in the last quarter of 2012, and hopes to ship at least 45 million units throughout this year (not just Android-based, but also models running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8).