LG couldn’t wait until The Mobile World Congress (MWC) to unveil its newest phone, the LG G Pro 2.
The company made the announcement through an official press release Thursday and included the usual gamut of images.
The LG G Pro 2 features a 5.9 inch 1920×1080 (1080p) screen with a slim side bezel of just 3.3mm thick, giving it a screen to frame ratio of 77.2 percent. It has a 2.26Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 13MP main camera and a 2.1MP front facing camera, and a 3,200mAh battery.
It also supports Android 4.4 (KitKat) out of the box and expands on the Knock Code features first included in the LG G2.
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LG is particularly proud of the device’s camera, and with good reason. In addition to the normal next-gen flagship phone features of image stabilization and a high number of megapixels, it also can record in 4K (can’t find any content for your new 4k TV? Make some!) as well as at 120fps (but only in 1080p) allowing for slow motion editing.
If the phablet’s screen is too big for you to handle, the new UI allows you to shrink it down to make it easier to browse the web with one hand. While some mock the idea, it is pretty obvious why such a feature would be useful. One could browse the web with a smaller screen and then switch back to full screen mode when viewing media. The screen can also be utilized for increased productivity: it can be split into two browsers, allowing for easier multitasking.
Right now the device has only been announced for Korea, and even for that, a date isn’t forthcoming. LG did say that the phablet will be on display at the MWC, presumably more details about its Korean and international launches will be coming then.
I have a feeling that once MWC starts, that everything new with a Snapdragon inside will be an 805.
So maybe it wasn’t that they jumped the gun, but rather, got an Snapdragon 800 device in under the wire. 😉