LG MWC 2013 video teaser

Apparently yesterday's mobile tease isn't the only one that LG had up its sleeve. The manufacturer recently posted a brief teaser video to its official YouTube page, promising that "breakthrough will be made at MWC 2013." There's not a ton of hard information to be found in the clip, which mostly just shows a bunch of words like "premium," "speedy," "powerful," "innovative" and "unique" being thrown at the viewer in rapid succession. Considering that this is just meant to be a taste of things to come, though, the lack of any real meat isn't a total surprise.

Today's video teaser follows an image that LG Mobile posted to its official Facebook page yesterday. In it, the company promised that a "new series will be unveiled" and that its upcoming surprise has "an unexpected distinction." There was no mention of exactly when LG actually plans to show this new series off, but with MWC kicking off at the end of the month, that show seems like a fitting place for a firm to show off a big new product or two. A recent leak gave us a look at a device referred to as the Optimus L7 II Dual, which appears to be a follow-up to the original Optimus L7 that debuted at MWC 2012, so a new line of Optimus L-Series handsets could be one of the things that LG is planning to show in Barcelona later this month.

Keeping up with the LG Optimus news, a pair of images that claim to show a new version of the Optimus G Pro have made their way online this morning. The shots, posted by PhoneArena and available at the bottom of this post, show a white handset that looks somewhat similar to the Optimus G Pro that was announced for Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo last month. There's a pair of capacitive navigation keys on either side of a slim physical home button, a thin earpiece and a front-facing camera.

An accompanying spec sheet suggests that this Optimus G Pro has a couple of notable differences from its Japanese counterpart, like a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display that's larger than the 5-inch 1920x1080 screen found on the Japanese G Pro. There's also said to be a larger battery (3,140mAh), 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 1.7GHz quad-core processor inside the new G Pro.

This leaked spec sheet is said to have come from Korean operator LG U+, suggesting that LG may have opted to prep a larger version of the Optimus G Pro for the carrier in its native South Korea. Obviously this 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro is still very much unofficial at this point, but with other Android manufacturers going larger and larger as of late, it wouldn't be a surprise if LG decided to throw its own hat into the giganto-phone ring with a 5.5-inch handset. Of the two Optimus G Pro screen sizes, which would you rather have on a smartphone: 5-inch or 5.5-inch?

LG Optimus G Pro 5.5-inch leak

Via Android Central, YouTube, PhoneArena

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"Would you buy an LG phone that's roughly the size of the Galaxy Note II?"

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Miles Justin McNairy
Miles Justin McNairy Nope. Just because Optimus G Pro is big does not mean I want it. It the S-Pen features that make me drool. Also Hardware spec are important too.
Jonathan Onuluk
Jonathan Onuluk Hey look it's the galaxy note 2 o wait it's just LG and their lack of innovation.
Josef Ruiz
Josef Ruiz Maybe... Talent Trust - Offshore with a difference
Bo Abe Vorachack
Bo Abe Vorachack I'd like it bigger to surf the web n draw pics n stuff.
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda LG not yet
Javier Sanchez Ojeda
Javier Sanchez Ojeda note 2
Sebastian Gomes
Sebastian Gomes Nope, I have an LG phone going to Samsung once the gs4. Also LG barely has any love on xda
Rysheen Wilson
Rysheen Wilson No lg sucks after that g2x I'll never buy another lg device
Bo Abe Vorachack
Bo Abe Vorachack Bring it!
Willie Lucero
Willie Lucero If it can match the "phablet" features and battery life of the note 2, then yeah
Jeff Seaver
Jeff Seaver No Way what would I ?
JayR Yambao
JayR Yambao No, bad experience with LG phones (G2X).
Márk Domoszlai
Márk Domoszlai Probably not.
Sky Baun
Sky Baun no
Eric Magana
Eric Magana Yes LG is stepping up with quality and software
Randy Walker Sr.
Randy Walker Sr. No. Do not care for LG phones.
Rick Hornett
Rick Hornett Only if it says Sony, then I will.
Karl Wuscher
Karl Wuscher I had a lg g2x for 10 days. I now have a Galaxy note 2. Any questions?
Marrion Bell
Marrion Bell i have LG G2X abd it sucks so not never
Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson Looking at the picture it looks nearly the same as my Note 2.
Brandon Errigo
Brandon Errigo Correction is bigger then the note 2
Steve Johns
Steve Johns Lg is kinda the ghetto cousin of samsung hehe
Steve Johns
Steve Johns No because its not the size its the s pen that makes the note 2 the best phone out :)
Dennis Heggenstaller
Dennis Heggenstaller maybe if it wasnt a 4:3 block
Michael A. Lococo
Michael A. Lococo If it was a Windows Phone? In a heartbeat!!!
Charles W. Y. Wong
Charles W. Y. Wong No
David DiPilla
David DiPilla Maybe kind of hard to beat Samsung at this point
Ken Reil
Ken Reil No. LG is garbage for electronics.
Dan Pitman
Dan Pitman It looks good. That's a step in the right direction
Timothy D Alston
Timothy D Alston Sure but it probably wouldn't make it here anyway and if it does will probably be for AT&T anyway
George H Nguyen
George H Nguyen hell yes!!! i love phablets. the bigger the better, lol
Joey Arnold
Joey Arnold Maybe, considering price and specs.
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Nope, proud owner of Galaxy Note II here
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie no id rather have a galaxy note
George Millhouse
George Millhouse no
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Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa Maybe...
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling likely not.
Mustafa Akman
Mustafa Akman Thanks for sharing.

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