LG’s answer to the Galaxy Note 3 looks like an oversized G2, and comes with high-end hardware.
LG has unveiled the G Pro 2 ahead of the Mobile World Congress.
The device comes with a screen size of 5.9 inches, and a slim bezel size of 3.3 mm means that it is not too unwieldy to use one-handed. As far as design is concerned, the G Pro 2 looks like an oversized G2, with the same button placement at the back for the volume and power buttons.
Under the hood, the device features a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with an Adreno 330 GPU. There is also 3 GB of RAM, which is the same amount available in the Galaxy Note 3, 16/32 GB internal storage along with a micro-SD card slot, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity and a 3,200 mAh battery. There is also a 1-watt speaker that delivers Hi-Fi sound and more bass, which is 30 percent louder than the G Pro. LG mentions that the device will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The G Pro 2 comes with an interesting software feature called Knock Code, which is similar to KnockOn, but comes with more functionality. Using Knock Code, users can create their own combination to lock and unlock the device. LG claims that there are over 86,367 “knock” combinations to choose from. Users can enter the customized knock pattern anywhere on the screen to unlock or lock the device. Other new software features include a Content Lock utility, which lets users password protect files and folders.
The camera on the G Pro 2 is a 13 MP offering that features OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus). LG combines a mix of hardware and software elements to reduce jitter from videos and images. Increased sensor size and sensitivity means that the device would be able to take great images and videos in low-light conditions. In addition, the camera allows for slow motion recording in full HD at 120fps, 4K UHD recording, a Magic Focus utility that offers Lytro-like functionality, Burst Shot mode, a collage creation utility and a natural flash that allows for more balanced colors when taking images.
LG has announced that the G Pro 2 is currently available only in Korea, although a global launch shouldn’t be far off. The device will be showcased at LG’s booth at the MWC next week, where the manufacturer is set to unveil the G3.