LG confirms February unveiling for G Pro 2 phablet with rumoured Quad HD display
LG's G Pro
LG has been quite experimental all through 2013, from a refreshingly new design in the G2 to the G Flex with a curved display. Now, it’s all set to flag off 2014 in style with its largest handset yet. The company’s widely speculated successor to the Optimus G Pro is finally official. In a press statement, LG has confirmed to the Korean media that it will launch the G Pro 2 in February. However, the company hasn’t mentioned if the device will make its debut at the Mobile world Congress held in Barcelona between February 24 and 27, though this is the likely event for LG to showcase its next-gen display technology for smartphones.
Incidentally, the LG Optimus G Pro was announced at the MWC last year. It was later that the company decided to axe “Optimus” and move forward with the “G” series. Check out our Optimus G Pro reviewfor more information on this line of phones by LG. The G Pro 2 will be the company’s largest smartphone yet and is widely expected to have a 5.9-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixel resolution) display. That would also make it the first LG phone with such a high resolution display and one of the first in the market, if LG manages to launch it soon after the announcement.
The G Pro 2 is also rumoured to come powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB RAM, an upgrade to the Snapdragon 600 fitted in its predecessor. The smartphone will reportedly run Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with LG’s customisations on top.
LG is also rumoured to include a fingerprint scanner in its premium phones of 2014 including the G Pro 2. The scanner could very well be incorporated into the back-panel buttons of the phone, which was seen in the LG G2. That would put the G2 Pro up against the HTC One Max, which is a 6-inch phablet with a fingerprint scanner, but has a lower-resolution display, albeit a 1080p one.