LG Launches G Pro 2 Ahead of the Mobile World Congress

Since images of LG G Pro 2 started leaking two weeks ago, the South Korean company decided to launch this high-end smartphone ahead of MWC, at least in its homeland.

LG G Pro 2 was scheduled for an MWC launch, but the manufacturer went on to surprise South Koreans with an early release. Even so, the world has plenty of reasons to be proud of this flagship phablet, as it is a clear step forward from its predecessor, the Optimus G Pro.

Even though the resolution of the rear camera hasn’t changed, as it still has a 13 MP sensor, this aspect has also been improved, in that the camera can now record video in 4K Ultra High Definition.

This Android 4.4 KitKat phablet is powered by a Snapdragon 800 2.26 GHz Quad-Core CPU and Adreno 330 GPU to which 3GB of RAM were added. In terms of internal storage, people are able to choose between 16 and 32GB that can be furthermore expanded via a microSD card.

LG did not neglect the audio side of things, so it equipped the G Pro 2 with a 1 W speaker that’s not only clearer, but also 30% louder than the G Pro’s, while also providing a more powerful bass.

At 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm, the G Pro 2 is slimmer, wider and longer than the previous flagship. While increasing the size of the IPS display to 5.9 inch, LG decided to stick to the 1920×1080 resolution, which is a bit of a letdown, considering that the flagships of the other big players will feature qHD displays this year.

The capacity of the battery has also been slightly increased, from 3,140 to 3,200 mAh. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the device will have a longer battery life, since the new internal hardware might actually consume more power.

Besides the 13 MP rear camera featuring Optical Image Stabilizer Plus (OIS+), LG G Pro 2 also comes with a 2.1 MP front camera for video calls and selfies. The primary camera can also shoot HD video at 120 fps besides 4K. On top of that, it has been enhanced with such features as “Natural Flash”, “Magic Focus” and “Burst Shot”.

In terms of security, LG implemented Knock Code, which allows people to tap the screen in previously defined places to unlock the screen. Another revolutionary feature is Mini View, which shrinks the screen to a smaller size for one-handed use.

The price of the G Pro 2 is yet to be announced, even in South Korea, while the rest of the world will have to wait till the end of the month, when LG will launch its new flagship phablet globally, at MWC 2014, in Barcelona.

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