LG has decided to release information on the LG G Pro 2 prior to their event at Mobile World Congress, announcing the smartphone and all the new hardware and software features coming to the device.
This is not that surprising, considering on their conference call in January they said the LG G Pro 2 would be coming to Mobile World Congress, confirming the smartphone existence and name.
The LG G Pro 2 looks to take on the phablets currently available running Android, including the HTC One Max, Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra – the LG G Pro 2 comes with a 5.9-inch screen.
The 5.9-inch display will not have a “2K display” like Oppo and Samsung are looking to add to their next flagship devices, instead it has the common full HD 1080p IPS display.
Internally, the LG G Pro 2 is quite a beast, running a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 3GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage, along with WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and 3200mAh battery, which is removable.
LG will not be adding wireless charging or a fingerprint sensor onto the phone, unless they plan to add wireless charging on the case. For the fingerprint scanner, it may be possible to implement this under the screen, although LG may have said this in the press release today.
The 13MP rear camera will shoot 4K video and can capture 120 frames per second slow motion video, a feature snagged from the iPhone 5S.
The LG G Pro 2 will come running Android KitKat 4.4.2, underneath the company’s custom skin. There have been a few new additions to the skin, including:
- Knock Code – a morse code set of taps to unlock the smartphone
- Mini View – allows the user to resize the display to 5.7 inches to 4.7 inches or 3.4 inches
- Dual Browser – enables side-by-side browser windows for multi-tasking
- Content Lock – protects certain files and folders through a password
All of these updates may be hit and miss, like LG’s last big software update. The company has been well known for trying the Samsung technique of adding too much, hoping one or two features are accepted.
The phone will be fully unveiled at Mobile World Congress, which starts on February 24.