5.5in LG Optimus G Pro is confirmed

LG has officially unveiled its Optimus G Pro smartphone, a 5.5in handset sporting some high-end specifications.

The successor to the LG Optimus G will be powered by a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and a 3140mAh battery, run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, have 2GB of memory, and sport a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front shooter.

The phone’s HD IPS-LCD 1080p display is expected to measure 5.5in when released in LG’s native South Korea, with a smaller 5in model set to hit the Japanese market in April.

The Optimus G Pro’s jumbo form factor provides more competition in the rapidly growing ‘phablet’ section currently led - in most people's eyes - by the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

With details yet to emerge regarding a UK launch for LG’s latest device, ITProPortal will be sure to probe the Korean firm for more information at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in two week’s time.