LG's G Pro 2 has already seen a fair share of space in your news feeds, and late last night LG decided to officially take the wraps off their new flagship with an official release in Korea and a full international launch set for Mobile World Congress later on this year.
We've listed the specifications below. This is probably going to be standard fare for any high-profile devices we see in (at least the first half) of 2014. 2ghz+ CPUs and 3GB of RAM will become the norm for these high-end phones. Don't think that LG expects this alone to sell you, however. The company has included a number of software features that we'll go over as well.
- GPU: Qualcomm Technologies’ Adreno™ 330
- Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080), Slim Bezel
- Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
- Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
- Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 172g
- Network: LTE / HSPA+
- Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort
- Colors: Titan, White, Silver
- 1W high-end mobile speakers for louder, clearer sound and better bass response
LG is promoting their new OIS+ technology, which stands for Optical Image Stabilization Plus. Smartphone manufacturers have for a while already been wise to standard OIS, which is a hardware feature that helps to stabilize shots being taken by shaky hands. LG has taken this feature and built their own custom layer of software inside to help reduce shaky and blurry shots even more. The 13MP shooter on the back also allows for recording of Full HD video at 120FPS for those sweet slow-motion shots, or if you've recently made the ridiculous choice of buying a 4K television your new G Pro 2 can record video in native 4K. The G Pro 2 also includes a few more tweaks to color balance for more 'natural looking shots' and a 'selfie flash' feature which adds some soft lighting through the screen to the subject of the front-facing photo.
Moving on from the camera, we are also being treated to a Content Lock feature, which allows a user to lock certain files, photos, videos, and memos with a password for extra security around prying eyes. Mini View lets you 'resize' your display for one-handed operation and Dual Browser, allowing you to browse two web pages at the same time.
Knock Code is an extension of LG's oddly popular Knock On feature, which allowed users to wake up their phone with nothing more than taps on the screen. Knock Code allows you to turn on / unlock your device using one of over 80,000 different knock patterns. Pretty cool stuff.
We can expect more details on an international release at MWC 2014.
Check out a gallery of the LG G Pro 2 right here.