As expected, South Korean handset maker LG has just announced the upcoming release of the G Pro 2 high-end smartphone. The device was previously teased a few times and confirmed for reveal in South Korea on February 13.The sequel to the best smartphone of MWC 2013, the G Pro 2 is a beast when it comes to hardware configuration, but that was to be expected.
LG G Pro 2 boasts a stunning 5.9-inch full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen display, along with thin bezel of only 3.3mm, which offers a screen-to-frame ratio of around 77%. According to LG, the smartphone packs “a thicker, high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound that’s 30% louder than in the G Pro.”
On the inside, the device is equipped with a powerful 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an Adreno 330 graphics processing unit and 3GB of RAM.
The smartphone comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, but users will be able to further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, LG G Pro 2 sports a 13-megapixel photo snapper with OIS+, autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front, there's a secondary 2.1-megapixel camera.
It offers both LTE and HSPA+, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB and NFC (Near Field Communications). It is also worth mentioning that LG G Pro 2 is powered by a 3200 mAh removable battery, which has yet to be rated by the manufacturer.
Software-wise, LG G Pro 2 has been confirmed to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box, but the most exciting new feature is called Knock Code and is an evolution of the KnockON unveiled last year with the G2.
Basically, Knock Code allows users to power on and unlock their G Pro 2 smartphones in one easy step by tapping their screens using one of 86,367 “knock” combinations.
The knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen, whether the display is turned on or off, using anywhere from two to eight taps.
No word on when it will be available and for how much, but we expect more details to be unveiled later this month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.