LG launched the Optimus G at the CES and the smartphone has been receiving rave reviews. The dust has barely settled that we hear of its successor dubbed Optimus Pro G already making its appearance in the form of leaks. Engadget has got its hands on the leaked specs and a photo of this newest phone on the block. The Optimus G has specs almost similar to the Nexus 4, but the spec sheet of the Optimus Pro G takes the performance a notch higher.
Optimus G Pro leaked (Image Credit: Engadget)
Following the latest fad of larger displays, the Optimus Pro G shows up with a 5-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolutions. It is powered by 1.7Ghz Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, 2GB RAM, 32GB Memory, LTE and 3,000mAh battery. The smartphone is said to weigh 160 g and measures 139 x 70 x 10.1 mm. It could possibly run on the Android Jelly Bean, according to reports. Some other leaked specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2.4-megapixel front camera. Designed for NTT DoCoMo, one will find One-Seg and NOTTV functionality.
The Optimus G Pro looks like a significant upgrade to Optimus G. Specs wise, the Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD IPS LCD screen with 768 x 1280 resolution, 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and an 8MP camera. Recent reports claimed that LG plans to launch the Optimus G along with the Nexus 4 for its Indian audiences sometime this month. However, it has been no-show so far. The buzz has been around shortage of Nexus 4 and some production issues, but LG rubbished these reports claiming that there was some false estimation error at Google and there is no production glitch what so ever.
The Optimus G is a spec-to-spec replica of the Nexus 4 to such an extent that guys at XDA developers forum have taken a new approach towards owning a Nexus 4. Some members of the XDA-Developers forums, including G33k3r and Rohan32, have come up with a software hack that converts the firmware of LG's Optimus G into that of an 8GB Nexus 4. The hack does this by swapping every LG-customised software element with a Nexus 4 parallel. The hack turns off LTE, caps the internal storage at 8GB and requires using Nexus 4 firmware for future upgrades. Aside from the different physical designs of the devices, they seem to be indistinguishable.