Last year, LG introduced the world to the G Pro - a smartphone that attempted to take on the Galaxy Note. Now LG is back with a successor featuring improved hardware, software, and some silly additions from the LG G2.
LG announced this morning that the G Pro 2 is indeed real and that it will make its public debut at Mobile World Congress later this month. Stylistically speaking, the G Pro 2 is very similar to the original with a massive screen-to-frame ratio, but with the addition of the G2's silly backplate buttons.
As for specs, the G Pro 2 is a considerable upgrade from last year's model. The G Pro 2 features a 5.9-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera capable of capturing 4K video footage and a 3200mAh battery. As expected, the device will ship with Android 4.4.
Interestingly enough, LG will be introducing a new feature called Knock Code with the G Pro 2. As its name implies, users will be able to turn on and unlock their devices using one of "86,367 'knock' combinations." In other words, you'll finally be able to use that secret knock from third grade again when unlocking your phone.
“Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumers’ mobile lives,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Whereas in the early years of smartphones it was a contest to see how many features could be stuffed into the phones, our researchers took a long, hard look at how consumers were really using their devices in their daily lives and included just the most useful UX features. We think customers will agree.”
The LG G Pro 2 is currently only announced for South Korea at this time, but it will make its way to other markets at some point this year. If you want to see it up close, LG will be showing it off at Mobile World Congress later this month.
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