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

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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