LG announces the G Pro 2 phablet
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LG is trying to get a head start on marketing its new phones by announcing them a couple weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress. Along with the teaser for a G2 Mini, the Korean company has also announced a sequel to the popular G Pro – the G Pro 2.
The new handset ticks all the expected flagship boxes – fast processor, large Full HD display, and the latest version of Android. But it's the extras that set new phones apart, and the G Pro 2 has a long list of features that LG is hoping will attract new buyers. The camera offers a respectable if not overly impressive 13 MP resolution which is enhanced with both optical and digital image stabilization. Video recording capabilities are impressive with both both 120 FPS HD and even 4K ultra HD options.
Also on the list is a new knock to power on and unlock feature, support for dual browser windows, and even a content lock to ensure specific files, photos, or videos are only accessible with a unique password.
The biggest complaint buyers have when it comes to phablets is the difficulty of using them one handed. LG has listened and the result is a the mini view which aims to give the best of both worlds by squeezing the display down into a 3.4-4.7 inch window.
Other specs include:
- 5.9-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS display
- 3 GB DDR3 RAM
- 16 or 32 GB internal memory
- microSD slot
- 13 MP main camera with OIS+
- 2.1 MP front-facing camera
- 3,200 mAh removable battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wifi, and NFC
The G Pro 2 is expected to go on sale by the end of February in South Korea, with a starting price of 900 000 Korean Won (US$845). A US launch should follow towards the end of March.