LG has unveiled its new flagship smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014, the LG G Pro 2. It features a large display, the latest hardware, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
As the sequel to last year’s Optimus G Pro, the LG G Pro 2 has upped the screen to a humongous 5.9-inch IPS LCD while retaining a 1080p resolution. Performance more than meets the needs of today’s power users, what with a Snapdragon 800 running under the hood along with an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
Design-wise, the LG G Pro 2 borrows heavily from the LG G2 as seen in the former’s thin bezels and physical buttons at the back. The hardware Home button is also gone in favor of an on-screen replacement. Android 4.4 KitKat powers the device, with an improved KnockOn feature known as Knock Code.
LG G Pro 2 Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 5.9-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~373ppi
- 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2.1-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G, HSPA+, LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- GPS with A-GPS, S-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 172g
- Li-Ion 3200mAh battery
The cameras have also been improved with better optical image stabilization, burst modes, and other functions. Users will be able to record high-definition videos (up to 4K Ultra HD resolution) at 120 frames per second or in slow motion. Aside from the specs above, the LG G Pro 2 is also the company’s first smartphone to feature a high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound. The device measures 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm and, together with its removable 3200mAh battery, weighs 172g.
According to the press release, the LG G Pro 2 is first headed to South Korea later this month. The company has yet to provide pricing information and schedule for an international release. On the other hand, 2014 MWC attendees will be the first people to have hands-on experience with the device. Available color variants will be titan, white, and silver.