When it comes to trade shows, particularly Mobile World Congress (MWC), LG is like a kid at Christmas, completely incapable of waiting till the event gets underway and inevitably spilling the beans in the preceding weeks.
Getting the ball rolling four weeks early, the South Koreans have confirmed that the LG G Pro 2 will launch in February, presumably at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, though specs remain a mystery at this stage.
The original LG Optimus G Pro was a strange beast, launching several times across the globe, and coming in both 5in and 5.5in flavours (1080p in either case).
It was a fairly beastly phone for its time, but not quite a flagship. It was more of a Samsung Galaxy Note type niche thing, the LG Optimus G being the Galaxy S - if that makes sense.
LG G Pro 2 specs are entirely unconfirmed, though it’s expected to be similarly beastly, perhaps including a 6in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, and KitKat Android 4.4.
The LG G2 was the South Koreans’ first phone to feature rear volume buttons, and the LG G Pro 2 is tipped to come complete with an iPhone 5s-style fingerprint scanner.
MWC 2014 opens its doors four weeks from today, but inevitably we’ll learn more about the LG G Pro 2 before then.