LG G Pro 2 launched in Korea, costs more than Samsung's Galaxy Note 3


LG launched its new G Pro 2 in South Korea a day earlier than expected. Thus, the handset is available as of now, February 20, via all three major Korean carriers: SK Telekom, KT (olleh), and LG U+.

Without contract agreement, the G Pro 2 costs 999,900 KRW in Korea, which means about $933. That’s the same price that the curved G Flex had at launch, and is the highest ever for a new LG smartphone. The original G Pro was initially sold for $903 (968,000 KRW), while the LG G2 was offered for $890 (954,800 KRW).

The new G Pro 2 is also more expensive (although not by much) than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, even when it’s subsidized by carriers.

Staring March, the LG G Pro 2 will be available internationally. Obviously, its price will be lower in Europe and North America than in Korea - but we should still expect it to cost a lot, possibly more than $600 off-contract.

We’ll check out the new G Pro 2 at MWC 2014 next week, and let you know if it deserves to be LG’s most expensive smartphone. Its features - including a 13MP rear camera with enhanced OIS Plus, 5.9-inch 1080p display, and a new Knock Code screen unlocking feature - suggest that it does.

Meanwhile, if you're curious to see how SK Telecom is advertising the G Pro 2, feel free to view the images included in the slideshow below.

sources: SK Telecom (there is no direct link to the G Pro 2 page), olleh KT

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