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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G Pro 2
  • Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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68 Comments

1. king_nisbett unregistered

Okay So Its Out Of The This Phone And The S5

2. GeekMovement unregistered

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

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

G3 isn't being released until Q3 lol.

8. king_nisbett unregistered

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

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

21. phljcnth

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 30, 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

25. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

46. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Optimus G was ugly and a fail lol.

40. __0__

Posts: 242; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Its a big G2

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 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...

18. iqjumpuw

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 09, 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...

27. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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.

29. yudi.nemesis unregistered

human error :)

38. Jason2k13

Posts: 1445; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

and only samsung is doing it right

45. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Only flagships devices is doing right.

49. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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

52. Jason2k13

Posts: 1445; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

and other companies update their non flagship devices?

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!

28. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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.

53. willard12 unregistered

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

7. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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

14. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Stop same old crap!!

37. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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!

41. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is what I was talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLHjsmf6bJY

51. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

KnockOn is still pretty "innovative"

62. eli577

Posts: 141; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

65. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

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