Poor LG, it looks like they just cannot keep a secret these days. In the run up to the "mysterious" event that's being held soon in New York to share the "genius" it looks like the proverbial cat is firmly out of the bag now. We all knew that it was going to be about the Optimus G Pro, LG can't let HTC and Samsung have all of the limelight now can they? Thanks to the brilliant @evleaks we now know that an AT&T version of the Optimus G Pro is going to be announced come the 1st of May.
It also looks like LG are bringing the 5.5-inch variant of the Optimus G Pro to the States which pretty much puts it in direct competition with Samsung's Galaxy Note, at least size wise anyway. If you're not familiar with the specs of the Optimus G Pro then take a look below for a refresher:
- 5.5-inch Full HD Display (1920x1080 resolution)
- 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2GB or DDR RAM
- 32GB internal storage; Expandable via microSD card slot
- 13MP rear-facing camera; 2.1MP front-facing camera
- 3,140mAh battery
- Android 4.1.2 - Jelly Bean
- 150.2 x 76.1 x 9.4mm dimensions
It'd be a real shame to see the device be announced just for Ma Bell but, right now that's looking like the case. It wouldn't surprise us either, after all LG will want to roll out the true successor to the Optimus G come the fall of this year and we're not sure the Optimus G Pro is that device. We could be wrong of course but, Fall would be a safer time of year for LG to release a completely new device.
For all intents and purposes, the Optimus G Pro is basically a bigger Optimus G with some added polish, it's probably not worth an upgrade from the original and unfortunately for LG, those looking for a large, quality device are more than likely going to be waiting to see what Samsung are going to be doing with the Note line.