LGs G Pro 2 pushes phablets to 5.9 inches, shoots 4K video

LG logoLG has outed its Mobile World Congress device ahead of the conference. The company announced the LG G Pro 2, its Galaxy Note 3 fighter, with a 5.9-inch 1080p displayslightly bigger than the paltry 5.7-inch display offered by Samsung's phablet.

LG is bringing the best design feature from its recent phones to the G Pro 2, an industry-leading screen-to-bezel ratio, which LG lists as 77.2 percent. In the "gigantic phone" space, anything that can make the device a little smaller is a big deal.

LG G Pro 2

Still, LG's tiny bezels aren't magic, and this device, at 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm, is even bigger than the Note 3, which measures 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm. The G Pro 2's SoC is a now-standard-issue 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 with an Adreno 330 GPU. LG has packed 3GB of RAM into the G Pro 2 and, like the Note 3, the device has a removable 3200 mAh battery. An optically stabilized 13MP camera can shoot 4K video and has a slow-mo 120 FPS HD video mode. The device ships with KitKat and has a "Flash for Selfie" camera mode, which turns most of the display white, providing a few extra photons to assist the front-facing camera.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.26GHz Quad-Core)
  • GPU: Qualcomm Technologies Adreno 330
  • Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080), Slim Bezel
  • Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3200 mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 172 g
  • Network: LTE / HSPA+
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort
  • Colors: Titan, White, Silver
  • Other: Knock Code, 1W Hi-Fi Sound, Content Lock

KnockOn, LG's tap-to-wake feature, is back, which is great news since it will let you mostly ignore LG's awkward rear power button. KnockOn now features a security unlock mode called "KnockCode." LG says that you can unlock the screen using 86,367 tap combinationspresumably this works a little like morse code. LG hasn't mentioned a price, carrier availability, or US launch date, but the device should be on display at Mobile World Congress, where we'll be sure to get our hands on it.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: LG, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

This restriction will extend to existing extensions over the remainder of the year
Apple would switch that end from USB-A over to USB-C
NVIDIA and AMD will soon have another graphics competitor
App Store Guidelines Apple is a ban on developers building their own databases with collected contact info
New update, new problems for iPhone owners
The social network will ban businesses with bad customer service and repeated negative reviews from advertising
Microsoft is hoping to define a new form factor as it once did with Surface Pro
Microsoft has not mentioned a specific date
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)