LG G Pro 2 – Android v4.4.2 (KitKat) with Quad core 2260 MHz processor
Korean handset maker LG officially introduced the G Pro 2 in Seoul, South Korea. The new LG G Pro 2 boasts of a quad-core processor, front facing snapper equipped with a flash and an exciting range of new and advanced software features. The G Pro 2 is expected to be physically launched at the Mobile World Congress later this month. This device from LG will be available for sale in Korea towards the end of this month, though the handset manufacturer has said the G Pro 2’s availablability outside Korea has not been fixed yet.
G Pro 2 Design
The G Pro 2 stands tall at 5.9 inches, it is 0.32 inches thick and 3.22 inches wide. The G Pro 2 is sold in three exciting colors: titan, silver and white. The new G Pro 2 is much similar to the flagship handset by LG, the G2. The Pro 2 has its physical button keys at the rear end ( volume buttons and the power button). The G Pro 2 sports full HD IPS screen display with a screen resolution of 1920x 1080. This is a faint size increase from the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro. The G Pro 2’s pixel density witnesses a slight decrease to 373 ppi from 400 ppi.
Key hardware elements
The G Pro 2 is very similar to the Google Nexus 5, assembled by LG and one of LG’s most popular devices in the market today. The G Pro 2 comes powered by a commanding 2.26 Hz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and is well backed up an Adreno 330 GPU. The battery is removable and its capacity is boosted from the one found in Optimus G Pro. While the Optimus G Pro had a 3,140 mAh battery back up, the G Pro 2 features a 3,200 mAh battery backup.
The G Pro 2 by LG runs on 4.4.2 KitKat OS from Android and the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor along with the 3 GB RAM cache help to deliver splendid performance. The 3GB RAM and the quad-core processor seem to be a great combination and this has certainly set a new yardstick for high-end smartphones in the market this year. Though some fans may have expected the LG PRO 2 to come powered by the more exciting and powerful Octo-core ‘Odin’ processor, even the quad-core one delivers impressive performance.
The LG G Pro 2 also impresses with its camera unit. It gets a primary 13 megapixel snapper and is also able to capture videos in 4K Ultra HD resolution and shoot slow-motion videos with 120 fps. As was speculated previously, the camera’s optical image stabilization comes integrated with the camera’s lens. Some other exciting features of the camera include ‘ Magic Focus’ which allows the user to alter the focal depth of the image and a very handy burst shot mode.
What is quite interesting is that the front-facing 2.1 MP snapper has its own ‘LCD flash’ which is activated in the preview screen as a flashing chalk white background, a great benefit for amateur photographers. They no longer have to worry about poor light conditions spoiling their otherwise perfect selfie. With the front –facing flash, great pictures can be taken even in low-light conditions.
The G Pro 2 packs in 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage and also has a microSD card slot. Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC are are also included.
G Pro 2 Software features
The LG G Pro 2 runs on the Android KitKat 4.4.2 version and it also gets some new and advanced software as well as user interface features developed by LG. The KnockOn function was previously seen, where the user could wake up the device by simply tapping two times on the screen, in devices like the G Flex and the G2. The G Pro 2 will also get “KnockCode”.
“KnockCode” will combine the task of switching the phone on as well as unlocking the device screen into a single act. LG has divided the G Pro 2’s screen into four quadrants, labeled as zone one, two and so on. With this feature, the user can tap specific combinations present inside these quadrants to wake up the device or unlock the phone. It supports passwords that range from two to as many as eight taps and LG has added that there are over 80,000 various password combinations possible for this device.
The LG G Pro 2 also gets ‘Content Lock’. This enables the user to protect specific videos, photos and files with a password and also has a separate ‘Mini View’ function. With the ‘Mini View’, the user has an option of scaling down the screen’s display from 4.7 inches to 3.4 inches for facilitating one handed navigation.
Though the G Pro 2 is not pegged as a flagship phone from LG, since the honor is already grabbed by the G2 and its successors, the G Pro 2 comes across as a premium and formidable handset. LG has not yet revealed details about the G Pro 2’s availability or pricing. However, if you take cues from the Optimus G Pro which was launched last year, you can expect the G Pro 2 to come at a price of about $ 199.99 on contract. So far, AT&T has been the sole US carrier to sell this device. However, both the G2 and the G Flex are sold with multiple networks so you cannot rule out the chances that other carriers like Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile will not offer this device.
Also, LG has announced the G Pro 2 in Korea much earlier than expected. Without a contract, the G Pro 2 comes at a price of 999,900 KRW in the Korean market which translates into $933.00. This is the same price at which LG launched the curved G Flex.
Author Bio: The article has been written by Kundan Kumar, who is passionate about technology. He’s working at 91mobiles.com and writes about the latest in the tech domain, from devices to innovations. You can follow me on Twitter