LG unveils LG G Pro 2

LG G Pro 2As expected, LG today unveiled the LG G Pro 2 at an event in Seoul, Korea. As expected, it builds on its predecessor, the LG Optimus G Pro, with a larger 5.9-inch Full HD display with a very slim 3.3 millimeter bezel. As rumours had suggested, it give it the LG G Pro 2 “industry-leading screen-to-frame ratio of 77.2 percent.” LG also touts new UX features that promise to “take user convenience to the next level.”

The LG G Pro 2 also comes with a 13MP camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus). It is also capable of 4K ULTRA HD video recording, 120FPS HD video recording and slow-motion editing and a Burst Shot mode that can take up to 20 continuous shots and create a video using them.

LG also announced an enhanced version of KnockOn called Knock Code which adds a layer of security by letting users tap out a security pattern on the screen to unlock their phones. Rather than simple knocks, users can now unlock their phones using a pattern of  between two and six knocks.

“Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumers’ mobile lives,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Whereas in the early years of smartphones it was a contest to see how many features could be stuffed into the phones, our researchers took a long, hard look at how consumers were really using their devices in their daily lives and included just the most useful UX features. We think customers will agree.”

LG G Pro 2 specifications:

  • Processor: 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE-A or LTE and HSPA+ (depending on model)
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD (1080×1920)
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal storage: 16GB/32GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP with OIS+
  • Front-facing camera: 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
  • Dimensions: 157.9 × 81.9 × 8.3 millimeters
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Colours: Titan, White, Red

LG also added a few new features to its UX:

  • Content Lock: Provides users more security with the ability to lock files, photos, videos and memos with a unique password
  • Mini View: Enables users to comfortably use the G Pro 2 with one hand by shrinking the display to a size ranging from 3.4 inches to 4.7 inches, depending on the user’s preference
  • Dual Browser: Divides the expansive screen into two separate browser windows for more convenient surfing

The LG G Pro 2 is set to launch in Korea only for now. LG has yet to decide on availability outside of its home country but promised that its latest smartphone would be on display at MWC 2014 (alongside the LG G2 Mini that will be unveiled at that event).

Source : LG