Having earned some respect here in the US and on its home turf, the LG Optimus G Pro is about ready to hit stores in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America. Reasons to be interested? The big, user-replaceable battery is certainly one, while the remarkably good 1080p 5.5-inch IPS LCD display is another -- oh, and don't forget dual-camera video recording either. Unfortunately, the Korean press release makes no specific mention of availability on UK carriers, and LG has been cautious about supporting the country's "immature" LTE scene in the past, so we're not sure if this handset will ever be available to Brits except on import. We've emailed a UK rep to ask if that stance has perhaps changed at all, and to chat about the (currently glorious) weather.
Update: There's "no further update from a UK availability perspective", which sounds like a "no." However, it is indeed sunny.
Update two: LG's Head of European Marketing, Tim Beere, has confirmed to Engadget that the Optimus G Pro will not appear in the UK. However, "some countries" in Europe, including Spain and Italy, will definitely see the smartphone hit stores.
Mat Smith contributed to this report.