LG has officially announced its new phone, the LG Optimus G Pro. While we already know a lot about the phone already thanks to leaks, LG hasn't officially revealed some of the specifications. The phone does sport a similar pattern on its back panel as that of the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, which the company calls a “2.5D effect”.

LG has also revealed that the phone will have a 5.5-inch screen with a full HD 1080p resolution. It will run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The company hasn't revealed any of the other specs of the handset. The phone is set to be launched in Korea this month, and will eventually make it to the rest of the world.

The LG Optimus G Pro has a 5.5-inch screen

The LG Optimus G Pro has a 5.5-inch screen

We got a look at the device just last week through a couple of leaked pictures. One of the images shows the phone while the other one reveals its specs through an internal training document. The LG's 2013 flagship Optimus G Pro will go up against the likes of the Sony Xperia Z, the upcoming HTC M7 and the Galaxy S4. So it naturally brings the some of the best hardware to the dogfight.

The leaked pictures show that the LG Optimus G Pro will have a 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS-LCD screen. That should be enough to grab attention, but LG has really gone the whole hog with this one. Also featured in the Optimus G Pro is the 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 4G LTE radio, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter, both of which are capable of recording 1080p video, just like on its 5-inch predecessor.

The website’s source sent them a live shot of the LG Optimus G Pro for the Korean carrier LG U+, which shows a thin side bezel and a slim physical home key underneath the display, a design trait left over from the Optimus G. The back of the phone suggests LG has gone with polycarbonate or plastic construction for their flagship. A chrome ring adorning the camera lens also looks like a new design flourish.

LG has also included a huge battery in the Optimus G Pro, as befits a phone with a full HD screen and a quad-core processor. The phone, which is slated to launch in the first half of the year, will apparently sport a massive 3140mAh battery. It will also allegedly have 32GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, which will support cards up to 64GB.

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