LG G Pro 2 is finally official. The phone was expected to launch at MWC later this month, but the company made it official much earlier, possibly due to the heavy leaks in the past few weeks. The phone itself looks like a stretched version of the LG G2 and flat version of the LG G Flex, and carries similar internals.
LG G Pro 2 has a 5.9-inch Full HD (1080p) IPS display, and is powered by the same 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor from Qualcomm. Taking cues from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, LG has prepped up the RAM on G Pro 2 to 3GB (DDR3) and internal storage to 32GB. Additionally, it comes with a microSD slot, expandable upto 64GB. LG G Pro 2 lacks stylus support, but comes with other features like 1W loud-speaker and ability to record 4K video.
LG G Pro 2 Specs
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.26 GHz Quad-Core)
- GPU: Adreno 330
- Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080)
- Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 172g
- Network: LTE / HSPA+
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort
- Colors: Titan, White, Red
The phone runs the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, which is still not available on either the LG G2 or LG G Flex. It also comes with a new security option called Knock Code that LG says lets users unlock their phone without looking at the screen. It uses an invisible grid that lets users create more than 86,000 different unlocking codes by tapping on different sections of the screen.
There’s a lot of onus given to the camera capabilities on the LG G Pro 2. The upgraded 13 MegaPixel rear camera comes with optical image stabilization and is capable of recording 4K video, and 120fps slow-motion footage in HD. LG has also added the ‘magic-focus‘ feature, much like the Lytro. As we mentioned sometime back. Image refocusing is already a big thing is smartphone photography.
There are some neat tricks to the software side as well. LG is including a tool to shrink down the display to between 3.4 to 4.7 inches so you can use the phone with one hand. There’s also a dual web browser to make use of the 5.9-inch display, and a new content lock that password protects access to files and media.
To be clear, the LG G Pro 2 carries the same button placement and slim bezel design we saw on the LG G2 and G Flex. It comes with a 3200mAh battery which is removable. It supports the latest 802.11ac WiFi standards and BlueTooth 4.0 (LE).
The LG G Pro 2 has been announced for South Korea only at this time. It will undoubtedly arrive in other markets, but LG has nothing to announce at this time. We should be able to get our hands-on at the upcoming MWC event in Barcelona. Stay tuned for that.