A new version of the LG Optimus G is coming with a larger screen and faster processor according a leak from Engadget.
The new phone, dubbed the LG Optimus G Pro will have a 5-inch 1080p display according to the leaked image. The leak also says the phone will use a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, which is a bit faster than the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro in the current Optimus G.
Other features of the phone include a large 3000 mAH battery, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The leak shows the LG Optimus G Pro will come to NTT DoCoMo in Japan, which means it will also have One-Seg and NOTTV functionality for watching TV on the go.
From the leak the LG Optimus G Pro looks relatively similar to the current Optimus G, though the proportions also make it look like a large iPhone. There are no images of the screen turned on, but the phone will likely use some sort of skin on top of Android like the Optimus G.
There’s no evidence that LG will bring the Optimus G Pro to the U.S. yet, but the original version of the Optimus G is currently available on Sprint and AT&T. LG could decide to bring the phone to the states, or one of the major carriers could convince LG to bring the phone to their network.
Recent rumors said LG was working on a 1080p smartphone for AT&T, which could be the LG Optimus G Pro.
Other recent phones like the HTC DROID DNA debuted first in Japan with a U.S. release shortly thereafter.
LG is also rumored to create a new Nexus 5 smartphone for Google for release later this year alongside the next version of Android, Key Lime Pie. Rumors say that phone will use the NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, but the LG Optimus G Pro could be the inspiration for that phone as the Optimus G was the inspiration for the Nexus 4.