LG Mobile today posted an image to its Facebook page feed that strongly suggests we’ll soon see the company officially reveal its next generation of smartphone devices. The teaser graphic promises that LG’s “New series will be unveiled,” depicting a wrapped gift box. The curious tagline “See what surprise LG has in store for you this time, with an unexpected distinction” accompanies the images.
LG may be eager to let people know that something new is coming, but the company isn’t giving anything away in terms of what will be announced or when. In all likelihood, however, given the timing of this announcement, we’ll probably see whatever LG has to show at Mobile World Congress this year in Barcelona. That event is taking place starting later in February, so we don’t have long to wait.
We can also speculate about what LG will be unveiling at that show. While many of the commenters on the company’s Facebook post seem interested in getting updates to their devices to Android Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean, it’s much more likely we’ll see LG’s Optimus G successor, the G Pro, which boasts a 5-inch, 1080p display shown off, and it seems a number of other devices designed to appeal to a range of budgets. The Optimus G Pro has already been confirmed by NTT DoCoMo, and should launch in April, but other LG smartphones likely remain to be seen.
The question remains whether LG can deliver anything truly surprising now that the Optimus Pro has been outed. Then again, this is the company that delivered the excellent Nexus 4, so don’t underestimate what they can do outside of a flagship phone.