Published: February 14, 2013 2:13 PM
By Florence Legrand
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough
LG has announced the release of its Optimus G Pro superphone in South Korea. The outsized handset will be on show at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona at the end of February, and is lined up to rival Samsung's Galaxy Note 2.

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Following several weeks of swelling rumours—plus a 5" version announced for Japan—LG has outed a set of official photos of an even bigger Optimus G Pro handset, which features a 5.5" curved Full HD screen for a "2.5D" effect.

The 5.5" Optimus G Pro boasts 4G support and a power-packed spec sheet. Under its monster screen, the G Pro runs on a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Sanpdragon S2 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of onboard memory that can be expanded via the microSD card slot, as well as a 13-Megapixel camera and a 3140 mAh battery that should ensure excellent battery life.

The Optimus G Pro is initially scheduled to launch in South Korea. LG hasn't yet confirmed any release dates for other countries. We'll no doubt find out more at the MWC in just over two weeks' time!

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