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5.9-inch LG G Pro 2 officially unveiled, runs Android 4.4 KitKat

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5.9-inch LG G Pro 2 officially unveiled, runs Android 4.4 KitKat
Just as expected, today LG revealed its brand new (and quite large) G Pro 2 handset in Korea. The device uses the same design language as the LG G2, having very thin bezels, and hardware buttons on the back.

The new LG G Pro 2 sports a 5.9-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) IPS display, weighs 172 grams, and measures 157.9 × 81.9 × 8.3 mm - and yet the Korean company calls it a smartphone, not a phablet. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat, coming with an “evolved” KnockOn feature called Knock Code. For the moment, the rough automatic translation of the press release announcing the handset doesn’t allow us to fully understand how the new feature works.

The G Pro 2 is LG’s first smartphone to offer a high-power 1W speaker, which should make it a multimedia powerhouse. The handset has a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and OIS plus (an improved version of the Optical Image Stabilization which debuted on the LG G2 last year). The rear camera can record 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video. Other features: LTE-A connectivity, NFC, quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 3,200 battery (apparently removable).

According to LG, the G Pro 2 will be launched later this month in South Korea, via all major carriers, in three color versions: white, silver, and "titan". Pricing details have not been announced. The new smartphone will also be released around the world, but specific details on this haven’t been unveiled yet. We’ll probably find out more at MWC 2014 in a couple of weeks.


source: LG (translated)

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posted on 12 Feb 2014, 20:58

1. king_nisbett (unregistered)


Okay So Its Out Of The This Phone And The S5

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:00 8

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Looks nice, but way more excited for the G3. Hope it comes soon!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:00 1

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Why is LG releasing it now when the g3 is around the corner and obviously trump this all around, why can't they do it like Sammy, release the g2 during Q2 and then release the pro in Q3 or Q4. Gosh this is such a waste, doubt that it will sell even close to the g2.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:03 4

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


G3 isn't being released until Q3 lol.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:09 1

8. king_nisbett (unregistered)


I Don't think That There Going To Release The G3 Until The 3RD Or 4TH Q

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:03 8

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Oh my god yes. LG is finally getting it right!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:55 4

21. phljcnth (Posts: 295; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I don't know why but I still don't have the 'wow' for any LG smartphone. Maybe because this is just trying to be an almost Galaxy Note 3.5

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:09 8

25. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)


they've been getting it right since the optimus G, i don't know where you've been dude but LG's rocking it

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 00:37 5

46. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Optimus G was ugly and a fail lol.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:34 1

40. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Its a big G2

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:07 2

6. ScottSchneider (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


So how is this differenct from the G2 except the screen size ? Now everyone has started to flood the market one mobile at a time, and everyone only complains about Samsung...

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:43 6

18. iqjumpuw (Posts: 26; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Did you even bother to read the article at all?
"The handset has a 2.1MP front-facing camera, and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and OIS plus (an improved version of the Optical Image Stabilization which debuted on the LG G2 last year). The rear camera can record 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video. Other features: LTE-A connectivity, NFC, quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 3,200 battery (apparently removable)."
-OIS+ camera
-4K Ultra HD video recording
-3GB RAM
-MicroSD card support
-Slightly bigger and removable battery

They look very similar but two completely different phone for two completely different clients...

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:40 5

27. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


just some quick comparison so far in 2014 samsung announced 16 devices

Sony = 6
LG = 3
HTC = 1

There is a big difference between providing "choice" to consumers and flooding the market.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:41

29. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


human error :)

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:27 3

38. Jason2k13 (Posts: 658; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


and only samsung is doing it right

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 00:36

45. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Only flagships devices is doing right.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 01:03 1

49. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


while most non flagship devices turn into plastic junk with no updates and support.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 02:32 1

52. Jason2k13 (Posts: 658; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


and other companies update their non flagship devices?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 05:31 1

58. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Why does it bother you so much?
They can release 50 new devices a year if they want. It's called business! You don't like it, just don't buy it. As simple as that!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:40 3

28. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


just some quick comparison so far in 2014 samsung announced 16 devices

Sony = 6
LG = 3
HTC = 1

There is a big difference between providing "choice" to consumers and flooding the market.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 03:20 3

53. willard12 (Posts: 890; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


And no one has forced you to buy any of them.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:09 5

7. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 802; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


So it's basically LG's version of the Galaxy Note 3 (if we ignore the software)?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:41

14. asingha94 (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Stop same old crap!!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:25 5

37. maherk (Posts: 1225; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Actually their UI is almost identical. My wife had the G2, and LG's UI is a complete rip off Samsung's touchwiz. From the camera, to the gallery, s-voice, even the settings layout!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:35 2

41. maherk (Posts: 1225; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Btw, I just checked the hands on video of this phone, and it's really getting annoying how LG is going out of ideas, their model is to just wait for samsung to come up with a feature and they will blatantly copy it. No am not a hater, but anyone who is getting butthurt from my comments should check the video, they add the multi window feature and the swipe from the edge of the screen to resize it for one handed operation to their ripping off Samsung's UI list.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 00:50 2

47. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LG's UI is literally the biggest blatant copy of Samsung's Nature UI. It's so damn obvious I'm surprised Samsung has never sued. When I saw the multi window and swipe from edge to middle for one hand operation, I literally just stopped watching. Don't get me wrong - it's a great phone/phablet, but the Note 3 has been out since late September/early October, so this phone isn't anything new really.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 00:55 2

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is what I was talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLHjsmf6bJY

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 02:06

51. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 802; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


KnockOn is still pretty "innovative"

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:41

62. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Then check some other things out before making a statement. For starters the first phone to feature the dual video recording was manufactured by LG, no one gave a damn when Samsung put the same feature in their flagship line of phones. Just an example. Everyone is blabbering about copying but cannot tell one exact thing except the multi window feature.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 12:28 1

65. maherk (Posts: 1225; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Says the hypocrite that mentioned only one feature when I mentioned a couple and I can simply mention a dozen of other stolen features.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:11

9. technomichael (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


wow this could be my next phone(if it comes to sprint), you have the htc one 2 or whatever its going to be called then the galaxy s5 and now this,i am going to have a hard time deciding my upgrade. i cant wait to see whats in store for mwc 2014

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:23 1

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Really nice! Just wish LG would copy the S Pen. Why let this breast of a phone live the Note's shadow, again?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:11 2

35. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 802; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Breast? XD

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 00:00 1

43. DogeShibe (Posts: 955; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Lol his name 'Whateverman' :D

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 05:40

60. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


HEY... I could blame it on the auto correct but I'm not sure. I had a couple things on my mind.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:18 3

61. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 802; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


A "couple" of things...

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 09:04 4

64. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8924; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I see what you did there.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 19:50

69. apple4never (Posts: 974; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol guyz stop this im dieing from laughter

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 16:14 2

66. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Just look at the pictures more carefully. If you take a look at the back of the phone, in the upper left corner there is something really interesting....

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 18:35

67. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)


+10,000 to you and that eagle eye of yours! I completely missed that. Oh hells yeah... It's a competition now! I hope it's not some TV antenna or something like that.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 19:02

68. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 802; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I hope it's nothing. Seems terribly difficult to remove

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:24

11. Professor (Posts: 192; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I am waiting to see the galaxy S5 to decide but this G2 Pro is more my type of phone than even the G3... The other interesting phone for me is the Note 3 but I have no use for the pen...

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:31

12. Dude2014 (Posts: 182; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


It would be such a shame if many of early 2014's main Android flagships were still using Snapdragon 800 SoC which was beaten and outdone by Apple's A7 chip in both CPU and GPU performances in last year's September. Qualcomn know HTC One 2,LG G Pro 2,Samsung GS5,Oppo Find7, Sony Xperia Z2 would be released in 1st quarter of 2014 and they should have seriously done everything they could to make sure their latest Snapdragon 805 SoC ready for these flagships. Newest Samsung Glaxy S5 gets beaten by 5 months old Apple's iPhone 5S in benchmarks? I have no idea how Samsung would let this happens. Hope their Exynos chip will get better this year.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:43 2

30. alaw.14 (Posts: 176; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


actually it doesnt outperform the Sd 800

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:03

34. alaw.14 (Posts: 176; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


read this whole thing:http://tabshowdown.blogspot.com/2013/11/apple-a7-vs-nvidia-tegra-4.html?m=1

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 03:48 1

54. wilsong17 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Does it matter I mean look at the function of the note 3 compare it to iphone 5s.. cant even multitask yet

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 04:23 1

56. clirim (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


were the heck you got that conclusion, the a7 can't outform snapdragon 800 in anyway, go read some more articles then come here and write something that makes more sense than this one.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:32

13. Nabil2511 (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


droooolsss...mmmm i want one

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:41

15. asingha94 (Posts: 293; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


mother of battery!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:42 2

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3562; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Just .1" too small for my taste... Lol.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:45

19. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Hahaha +.1

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:43

17. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Its a beast of a fone no doubt. But i cant see it beating the Note 3 (touchwiz does not lag on mine)

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:48 1

20. galanoth (Posts: 343; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


If no one likes Samsung's UI, why would LG want theirs to look the same?

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:57 2

22. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


The only thing makes me disappointed is a "standar" battery of 3,200 mAh. Why LG? I thought G2 Pro would have at least a gigantic 4,200 mAh. Anyway, removable one is sound good.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:19

36. E.S.1 (Posts: 294; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I think LG is really good at managing battery life. My G2 can go for two days with moderate use. Which is way better than any Samsung I had before.

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 23:30 3

39. Jason2k13 (Posts: 658; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


your comparing battery life from old samsung phones to a late 2013 phone?

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:53

63. E.S.1 (Posts: 294; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well... S4 which was 2013 like LG G2

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 21:58 3

23. ArtZGraphic (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


it looks like a nexus 5 i guess in the front. but still has G2's design on the back. it's the perfect combination between G2 and Nexus 5. Love this phone!

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:03 3

24. ausnote2 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


kinda disappointed with battery hoping for >3500mah.
also the pantech secret note have similar spec but been on the market for over 3 months now.

ohwell still a beast of a phone, gonna get this or the pantech secret note or wait to see what the g note 4 ????? decision decision....

posted on 12 Feb 2014, 22:10 1

26. ArtZGraphic (Posts: 16; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


just hope that LG will make the 3200mah better than 4000mah battery. LOL

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