We were expecting the LG G Pro 2 to arrive at Mobile World Congress, but instead, LG has taken the covers off its latest smartphone a week or so early. The G Pro 2 is the sequel to last year’s Optimus G Pro, which also made its debut at Mobile World Congress, but made larger, faster, and filled with more features.
LG has increased the screen size from 5.5-inches to a massive 5.9-inches, making the G Pro 2 larger than the Galaxy Note 3 and only slightly smaller than the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. Despite rumours indicating it would sport a 1440p resolution, the G Pro 2 retains the same 1080p screen as its predecessor.
The processor has been updated to a Snapdragon 800 running at 2.3GHz, plus there’s 3GB of RAM, 4G LTE, NFC, a removable 3200mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel camera. LG has added a selection of cool software features too. Knock Code lets you use a series of screen taps to power up and unlock the phone, while the camera gets Magic Focus, where the depth of field can be adjusted after you snap a picture.
Android KitKat is installed, bringing the G Pro 2 right up to date, plus it has a 2.1-megapixel forward facing camera, a 1W speaker for great quality audio, and the ability to shoot video at 4K resolution. The rear-mounted volume and power buttons first seen on the LG G2 have been added to the G Pro 2′s rear panel too.
While the G Pro 2 has been made official, it’s only announced for the Korean market at the moment, and we’re expecting more details about availability in the UK to be shared at the Barcelona show at the end of the month.