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LG Executive: LG G Pro 2 not coming to U.S. before April

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LG Executive: LG G Pro 2 not coming to U.S. before April
The LG G Pro 2

The LG G Pro 2

The LG G Pro 2 is now official, as we told you earlier Thursday. The big question for those in the U.S. is, when will the handset be available in the states? Good question. Let's start in chronological order. Being a Korean company, LG's home country gets first crack at the device at the end of this month. So says Cho Sung Ha, head of Korean sales at LG's mobile division. Other Asian countries will be ringing up the LG G Pro 2 sometime next month.

According to Sung Ha, the U.S.launch of the LG G Pro 2 will not take place before April. Why? Well, it seems that LG conducted a study which revealed that phablets are most in demand in Asia while in the U.S., 5.2 inches is the sweet spot, exactly the size of the LG G2. In Europe, the continent goes wild over 5 inch handsets.

So with this survey in mind, the 5.9 inch LG G Pro 2 gets launched in Asia first and finally hits the U.S., followed by Europe. With that humungous screen, quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and 3GB of RAM, LG has quite a beast on its hands.

"The G Pro 2 will be launched in Korea within this month. Starting in March, we will launch it in Asian countries where demand for large-screen phablets is the highest. We will release the G Pro 2 in regions such as the US and Europe after that."-Cho Sung Ha, head of Korea sales, LG Mobile

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: ZDNet (translated) via gforgames

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posted on 13 Feb 2014, 05:37 4

1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


By that time, you've lost all potential buyers of this phone.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 12:45 2

5. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Exactly. Galaxy S5 comes out and its like "whats the G Pro 2 again?"

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 05:52 1

2. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


Asian Countries, I hope it arrives in Malaysia! This is just a beast, its really innovative from us!

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:31

3. KParks23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Wtf! I hope this is a joke there will be so many high end phones coming out then they will lose tons of buyers myself included

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:39

4. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Had the G 2 and G PAD. Market is saturated with
Greed. Phones and Pads. If companies are going to
sell minor changed products they will lose core customers and market share. My LG products?
Gone.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 21:01

6. TruPatriot (Posts: 89; Member since: 27 May 2013)


LG is so stupid. They have no idea how to sell phones. Can't believe they think waiting to distribute and phone that is announced and released is a good idea.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:34

7. blaquenoise (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


I was planning on getting a G Pro 2 but if it's not out by the middle of May then I will stick with Samsung and get the SGS5.

posted on 01 Aug 2014, 21:02

8. thegarbear05 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)


im in the usa pennslyvania and i have a galaxy note 2 5.5inch screen and i want this lg g pro2 phone days ago

posted on 02 Aug 2014, 08:38

9. blaquenoise (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Ended up getting the G3 from AT&T. I would still like to get this phone. But it's not a must have anymore.

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