Sources claim a new, larger version of the LG Optimus G Pro that was announced last month is on its way to Mobile World Congress 2013. Last month NTT DoCoMo announced the availability of an upgraded LG Optimus G sporting a 5″ full HD display and a nice 3,000 mAh battery. That device was dubbed the LG Optimus G Pro and followed on LG’s popular Optimus G smartphone. In spite of that recent announcement, there were still rumors circulating that LG had a 5.5-inch device in the works as well.
A picture supposedly showing the new 5.5-inch version has surfaced along with a spec sheet for the device from Korean carrier LG U+. The spec sheet points to the full 1080p 5.5-inch screen along with the 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon we suspected would be present. Other hardware includes an LTE radio, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot capable of handling up to 64 GB cards, a 13 MP rear camara and a 2 MP front camera. It appears LG has also decided to include a huge 3,140 mAh battery to help keep things running all day long.
There was no information on scheduled availability or target markets, though it is expected to be revealed at MWC. We will be watching to see if LG’s new flagship device shows up ready to battle the HTC M7, Sony Xperia Z, and Samsung Galaxy S IV in 2013.