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5.5-inch monster may be getting an upgrade for Sprint

Currently, LG Electronics, Inc. (KSC:066570) is second place in Android sales, behind only domestic rival Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930).  Those sales are mostly driven by the Nexus 4, LG's Google Inc. (GOOG) branded Android smartphone.  But that could soon change with the launch of the Optimus G Pro, a 1080p upgrade to the Optimus G.

Attractive in its own right, the 5.5-inch Pro has what it takes to go head to head with Samsung's Galaxy S IV and HTC Corp.'s (TPE:2498) HTC One, as well as Nexus 5, which is expected to launch shortly.

Already on sale in Asia, the Optimus G Pro will enter the American market on May 10 on AT&T, Inc. (T) (with the code "E980").  The Android Police also believe a Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) launch is impending, via a product spreadsheet which lists an "LS980" 1080p LG device.

LG Optimus G Pro

However, the spreadsheet lists a Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) rather than the Snapdragon 600 currently available and in the AT&T Optimus G Pro.  Thus it's unclear whether this is an immediate pending release (and simply a typo) or an upgraded version of the G Pro due out later this year.

Either way LG's flagship phone should soon be carried by America's second and third largest carrier.  LG is also planning on releasing a flexible smartphone during the holiday season.

Sources: AT&T, Android Police

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come on Verizon...
By retrospooty on 5/7/2013 11:57:20 PM , Rating: 2
I really want this phone and t looks like it may not be coming to VZW =(

RE: come on Verizon...
By karimtemple on 5/8/2013 8:25:57 AM , Rating: 2
If the Nexus 5 is the same as this the way the Nexus 4 is the same as the Optimus G, I am going to buy one IMMEDIATELY.

RE: come on Verizon...
By retrospooty on 5/8/2013 8:54:41 AM , Rating: 2
The N5 will most likely be based of the Optimus 2, not pro... But that will be good too... But prolly 5 inches.

RE: come on Verizon...
By karimtemple on 5/8/2013 9:23:53 AM , Rating: 2
I'll still buy it, but I'll be sad to lose that half an inch. =\

RE: come on Verizon...
By KC7SWH on 5/8/2013 9:56:56 AM , Rating: 2
Size doesn't matter it's how you use it. :)

RE: come on Verizon...
By Spuke on 5/8/2013 10:06:46 AM , Rating: 2
Size doesn't matter it's how you use it. :)
That's what she said.

RE: come on Verizon...
By retrospooty on 5/8/2013 11:27:14 AM , Rating: 2
That is what iPhone users say @ 4 inches LOL.

RE: come on Verizon...
By topkill on 5/8/2013 2:27:09 PM , Rating: 2
Why do you think Siri has a female voice? :-)

RE: come on Verizon...
By karimtemple on 5/8/2013 10:48:35 AM , Rating: 2
This is something women say so their man doesn't get depressed and stop performing at optimal levels. Bigger is better. 'Murica.

RE: come on Verizon...
By Flunk on 5/8/2013 10:00:06 AM , Rating: 2
The .5" less actually makes me more interested.

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