It has been rumored for a while that LG has a successor for the G Pro in the works and that the phablet will be officially introduced late February at Mobile World Congress. It looks like the Korea-based phone maker didn’t want to wait for the Barcelona-based tech fair, as they just introduced the LG G Pro 2.
Since it is the sequel of last year’s LG G Pro, the G Pro 2 aims to compete on the market with the likes of Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max. G Pro 2 arrives with a 5.9-inch 1080p screen with a tiny bezel of just 3.3 mm, resulting in an “industry-leading screen-to-frame” ratio of 77.2 percent. Even though LG’s latest phablet has a 0.2-inch larger display than Galaxy Note 3, G Pro 2 is only 2.7 mm wider and 6.7 mm taller than Sammy’s device, measuring 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm.
For the customers who find LG G Pro 2’s display too big, the Koreans have developed a new software feature called Mini View which allows them to reduce the display size to between 3.4 – 4.7-inches. That’s between the size of the iPhone 4S and Moto X.
Design-wise, the G Pro 2 look like an LG G2 on steroids with the power and volume buttons located on the back. Sony also included an evolution of the KnockON feature, dubbed Knock Code, which allows you to unlock the device by tapping out a specific code. The new LG phablet introduces a 13 MP primary shooter with OIS+ and 4K video recording, along with 120 fps slow-motion video, burst mode, and natural flash.
The LG G Pro 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.26 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU, has 3 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of native storage, microSD support, and 3,200 mAh battery. The smartphone will become available for purchase with black, white, or silver body.
LG’s latest phablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, of course, customized with the company’s user interface. Unfortunately, the Korean company failed to announce when G Pro 2 will become available for purchased and at what price.