LG G Pro 2 officially announced, features 5.9-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and 13MP camera
After getting leaked online numerous of times, and as expected, LG has officially announced the much-awaited successor of LG Optimus G Pro today in South Korea. Dubbed as LG G Pro 2, the smartphone comes with rich-specs sheet. According to LG, the G Pro 2 will be showcased later this month at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
Talking about the design first, the G Pro 2 comes with similar LG G2 like rear power and volume buttons and follows the same design language. The LG G Pro 2 comes in three colours, Black, White and Titanium. The phablet also comes with a Quick Window cover, which was introduced with LG G2 last year.
Specifications-wise, the LG G Pro 2 comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with screen-to-frame ratio of 77.2 % and 3.3mm bezel, 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat with Optimus UI on top.
Other specifications include 13MP rear camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus), 2.1MP front facing camera, 16GB / 32GB internal storage with support for microSD card and 3,200 removable battery. The device is 8.3mm thick and weighs 172 grams. Connectivity series include LTE / HSPA+, Bluetooth Smart Ready v4.0, USB, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC support and Slim Port.
The smartphone also comes with a thicker, high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound, which is 30 % louder than what the G Pro delivers. LG has also added host of new features to its Optimus UX such as Knock Code: which allows users to power on and unlock his/her device by tapping on any area of the screen using one of the 86,367 "knock" combinations.
In addition to Knock Code, LG has also included some more new UX features including:
- Content Lock: Provides users more security with the ability to lock files, photos, videos and memos with a unique password
- Mini View: Enables users to comfortably use the G Pro 2 with one hand by shrinking the display to a size ranging from 3.4 inches to 4.7 inches, depending on the user's preference
- Dual Browser: Divides the expansive screen into two separate browser windows for more convenient surfing
Coming to Camera features now, the camera on the G Pro comes with advanced image capturing features:
- 120FPS HD (4K) Video Recording and Slow-Motion Editing: Records in 120fps HD and allows editing of video in three different speeds — one-half slow motion, one-fourth slow motion and original
- 4K ULTRA HD Recording: Records video footage in ultra-high definition mode for playback on 4K TV sets
- Burst Shot: Takes up to 20 continuous shots and automatically edits them to create a video of the captured images
- Gallery Collage: Allows users to select photos from their gallery to create a collage for easy uploading to favorite social network sites
There's no news on pricing or availability of the smartphone, but according to Korean publication ZDNet, LG will launch the G Pro 2 in Korea later this month, with other Asian countries joining shortly after, probably in March. USA will get the phablet in April, while Europe will follow, in May.