Mobile World Congress kicks off on February 24th from Barcelona. This is where we typically see a lot of flagships, not specifically for the US, but for the entire world. Last year HTC announced the One about a week before Mobile World Congress, and Samsung handed out invites to their Galaxy S4 event in Barcelona that week. Which their event took place a couple weeks later in New York City. We've been hearing rumors of new devices coming from HTC, LG, and Samsung next month at Mobile World Congress. And it looks like the Galaxy Note 3 Neo and LG G Pro 2 are among those on the rumor mill today.
Let's start with Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is said to be a slightly smaller version of the Galaxy Note 3. Measuring at just 5.5 inches, at least according to "communication industry sources" in Korea. The rest of the specs appear to be 2GB of RAM, a hexacore Exynos processor which will have two cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four cores clocked at 1.3GHz. It appears that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo is going to be a budget version, according to these insiders.
Now for the LG G Pro 2. We actually saw pictures of this one leak out earlier this week, and it looks like a larger G2. But the G Pro 2 is said to sport a 6-inch 1080p display, with 3GB of RAM. Other specs, I'd expect to be in-line with other flagships coming out in the next month or so. Probably a Snapdragon 800 or 805 inside with 32GB of Storage and a hefty 3500mAh or larger battery. But those are just my speculation.
It looks like the Korean manufacturers are fighting over who's going to get our money. Now that's what I like to see. Can the LG G Pro 2 compete with the Note 3 and maybe Note 4 come this fall? It's tough to say as LG's product cycle runs opposite to Samsung's. Let us know what you think in the comments below.