LG G Pro 2 Specs Latest News: Features Confirmed Ahead of Mobile World Congress

LG recently spilled the beans on its brand new phablet device the G Pro 2. The device follows up last year's Optimus G Pro and is a competitor for the Galaxy Note 3.

Picture: EngadgetA picture of what could be the LG Optimus G2

One thing that makes this new model stand out is its ability to be unlocked more conveniently with Knock Code. The device can be accessed by tapping just a few times on the tablet.

This is an updated version of the KnockON function found on the G2.

"Whereas is the early years of smartphones it was a contest to see how many features could be stuffed into the phones, our researchers took a long, hard look at how consumers are really using their devices in their daily lives and included just the most useful UX features," said LG Electronics CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park in a statement. "We think customers will agree."

Specs on the handset include a 13-megapixel camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus), advanced sharing options, Content Lock for better security, Mini View shrunken display and dual browsing.

Other hardware includes a Qualcomm Snapdragoo 800 processor, 3GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, a microSD slot, a 3,200mAh removable battery, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, NFC support and Android 4.4 KitKat.

More details on the LG G Pro 2 will be provided during this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The device's predecessor the Optimus G Pro is currently available through AT&T for $199.99 with a new two-year service contract.

LG is also expected to introduce the LG Mini which will be a smaller version of the G Pro 2. The company released a teaser photo on Facebook that read "experience the MINI," earlier this year.