LG G Pro 2 rumor round-up: here's what we know so far
About a year ago, LG presented its Optimus G Pro to the world – a phablet that found its way to a million pockets not long after its release. It was, without a doubt, a very capable smartphone built for those who didn't find a 5-inch screen large enough for their needs. Now, 12 months later, we're about to meet it's successor – the LG G Pro 2, which is going to be larger, faster, and better in so many ways. How do we know? Well, although the LG G Pro 2 has not been announced officially yet, plenty of rumors have already surfaced on the web, giving us a clearer picture as to what we should be expecting. Read on to find out more about the upcoming LG G Pro 2.
Not long ago, LG confirmed that the G Pro 2 was going to be announced in February. This news lead us to believe that the phablet could be unveiled at MWC, but reports from Korean media are suggesting that the phone is coming even sooner. What you see here is an invitation to an official LG event scheduled for February 13 – the day when we're expecting to see the LG G Pro 2 in the flesh.
Last year's G Pro smartphone had a massive, 5.5-inch display, and the LG G Pro 2 is expected to come with an even larger, 6-inch IPS panel. What's more, the bezels on the screen's sides will measure just 0.4 millimeters, according to reports. Thanks to that, the LG G Pro 2 is expected to achieve an impressive screen-to-size ratio of over 77%. The resolution of the display, however, will remain at 1080 by 1920 pixels, so don't be hoping to see a QHD screen on LG's new phablet.
Just like the LG G2 (pictured), the LG G Pro 2 will sport a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization. The latter feature, however, is expected to come in an improved form, judging by its moniker – OIS Plus. Also, the phablet will be capable of taking video in 4K resolution, which translates into a frame size of about 3840 by 2160 pixels.
Like many other high-end Androids, the LG G Pro 2 will most likely be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC. Unlike most of them, however, it may have a whopping 3GB of RAM under the hood, if rumors are to be believed. Also, Korean buyers will be enjoying super fast data speeds thanks to the device's LTE-Advanced support.
It is great to hear that Android 4.4 KitKat – the most recent version of the OS available – will be pre-loaded on the LG G Pro 2. But don't expect to see anything in its stock form of the device as its user interface is going to be heavily modified. Knock On will definitely be available on the device, along with a boatload of other goodies, which we'll learn more about pretty soon.
If you take a look at those leaked LG G Pro 2 photos, the last thing to grab your attention would be the single loudspeaker on the device's back. Nothing indicates that the loudspeaker could be one of the more powerful of its kind, with an output of up to 1 watt and extended low frequency reproduction, according to rumors. Plus, a feature called Smart Listening will be pre-loaded, responsible for controlling the volume output depending on how much side noise is present.
Like it or not, the LG G Pro 2 will have its power and volume keys placed on the back, as indicated by the leaked images of the device. The lack of keys on the phablet's sides would allow it to be more narrow and easier to grasp as a result.
Storage capacity won't be an issue with the LG G Pro 2. That's because the handset is expected to offer a generous 32GB of native storage, as it has been revealed by this benchmark result. Whether the phone will or won't have a microSD card slot, however, isn't known.