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LG G Pro 2, a 5.9-inch flagship officially unveiled in Korea

Today, we have to close the doors for the rumors and speculations of G Pro 2, as LG has officially launched its flagship smartphone in South Korea today.


Recently, LG sent “Knock-knock knockin’ on” invitations to the Korean media, which hinted about a new smartphone launch and we reported  that the LG G Pro could see the launch date on the same day. The specifications revealed by the company is much similar to that of the recent leaked information from AnTuTu benchmark app.

LG G Pro 2 comes with a 5.9-inch 1080p full HD display, which is up from the 5.5-inch screen of the previous model. The design of the smartphone is somewhat like that of last year’s LG G2, with the volume and power buttons at rear and curved top and bottom.

LG G Pro 2 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilizer Plus (OIS+) feature, which could produce shake-free images and crisper images in the dark. The same 2.1-megapixel front camera has been added to the new handset. LG has inserted a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 dual core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage space along with the expandable microSD card slot, LTE support and an impressive 3,200mAh battery inside LG G Pro 2 handset’s 8.3mm-thick frame.

Apart from these high-end spec sheet, LG also introduced a first-ever 1 watt speaker inside the smartphone that produces 30% more sound output than the earlier model, LG Optimus G Pro. 4K Ultra HD video recording, Natural Flash, slow motion video recording and a flash for front camera (useful for “Selfies”) and other user experience features are added to the device software that runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

Available with 3 color options that includes Titan, White and Silver, the device will be boasting all the latest connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.0, USB, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC and Slimport.

Some of the new features introduced with the LG G Pro 2 include Mini View, through which users could resize the display between 3.4 to 4.7-inch for one-handed use; Content Lock to hide important files from the gallery, video player and notebook; Dual Browser, through which the users can browse the internet in 2 separate windows that was split from a browser; and Knock Code to power on and unlock the smartphone by tapping anywhere on the display screen using one of its 86,367 knock combinations.

LG hasn’t revealed the pricing and availability details of the LG G Pro 2 smartphone, except saying that the handset will be launched in Korea by this month-end on 3 big Korean carriers. LG said that the device will be showcasing at the Barcelona MWC 2014 event.

As the company launched its Optimus G Pro handset in US via AT&T on May 2013, we can expect the new device in United States soon. One surprising move by the company is, the removal of “Optimus” from the product’s name. What is your views? Have your say in the comments field below.


[ Source: LG Newsroom ]

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