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LG Optimus G Pro Officially Announced for Japan, Release Date Is April

Yesterday, we’ve told you about the leaked picture that was hinting at the existence of the LG Optimus Pro, which, according to certain reports was the successor of the Optimus G, the twin-brother of the more popular Google Nexus 4.

It seems that the rumors were accurate, as the LG Optimus Pro was now officially announced for the Japanese market. The announcement comes form NTT DoCoMo local carrier and confirms most of the rumors that hit the web over the past few days.

The LG Optimus Pro release date for the Japanese market was set for April, and with a bit of luck it will probably hit other markets as well, sometime during the summer.

The new flagship of the Optimus line-up packs an impressive full HD 5-inch display, placing the terminal at the thin border between smartphones and tablets. Optimus G Pro is 10 mm thick and weighs in 160 grams. It will be available in two body liveries: Platinum White and Indigo Black, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.

The LG Optimus G Pro technical specifications list includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset based on four Krait cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable courtesy of the microSD card support.

The battery powering the Optimus G Pro is a 3,000 mAh unit, but LG didn’t reveal any details about its autonomy. Besides WiFi connectivity, the smartphone also boasts Bluetooth 4.0, infrared, NFC, mobile wallet capabilities, and, of course, 4G LTE support.

The camera mounted on the back is a 13 megapixel unit with LED flash, autofocus, face detection, simultaneous HD video and picture recording, and 1080p video recording support.