LG has revealed a new smartphone that should be able to compete head-to-head against Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note II. The Optimus G Pro will ship with a 5.5-inch display - the same size as the Note II - but this panel is distinct due to the fact that it's constructed from curved glass.

That curved full HD (1,080 x 1,920) display will, according to LG, give a 2.5D effect. Internally, potential buyers can expect to find a quad-core processor which is probably the Snapdragon S4 Pro. There's also 2GB of system memory, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot (according to some reports) should you feel the need for expansion .

The back panel of the phone is somewhat reminiscent of the original Optimus G which featured a distinct square pattern. The device will be powered by a capacious 3,140mAh battery that should have little trouble making it through a full day. We are also hearing there will be a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and native 4G LTE connectivity.

LG is expected to release the Optimus G Pro in late February although we are unsure at this time if it will make it outside of South Korea any time soon. The phone will be available in two different colors: platinum white and indigo black.

If all else fails, odds are the company will showcase the handset at Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona. Pricing remains unknown at this hour.