LG Optimus G Pro: It’s like the Optimus G, but bigger, faster

LG’s next big thing is literally big. It’s a smartphone with a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display. In other words, it’s about the size of a Samsung Galaxy Note phone, but it has a higher resolution screen.

The LG Optimus G Pro also features a shiny new 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The Verge reports the phone is expected to ship in North America during the second quarter of 2013.

LG Optimus G Pro

LG’s previous phone, the Optimus G features a Snapdragon S4 processor and a 4.7 inch, 720p display. Google partnered with LG to build the Nexus 4 smartphone, which is basically an Optimus G with rounded edges and no official support for 4G LTE networks.

That doesn’t mean we should expect a Nexus 5 phone with a bigger screen anytime soon — Google has previously partnered with HTC and Samsung on Nexus phones. There’s no guarantee the next model will be based on an LG design.

But if you’re looking for a phone with an enormous display and an awful lot of pixels, it looks like LG may have you covered in a few months.

The phone is also expected to feature a 3140mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Android 4.1.2 software. There’s a 13MP camera on the back and a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and the phone features WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and video output with a SlimPort HDMI adapter.

LG offers a smaller version of the Optimus G Pro in Japan, featuring a 4 inch screen.