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LG confirms G Pro 2's phablet-sized screen and 13MP OIS camera

Ahead of smartphone's MWC reveal
Wed Feb 05 2014, 17:04
LG G2 Android smartphone

KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has spilled more details about its incoming LG G Pro 2 smartphone, which it announced last month will arrive at Mobile World Congress (MWC).

Seemingly struggling to keep it a secret, LG's Korean arm has revealed that the LG G Pro 2 will arrive touting a 13MP camera with optical image stablisation (OIS), much like the LG G2. This technology, LG boasts, effectively floats the camera lens so that when the user moves or shakes the lens remains steady, making for less blurry images and detailed shots in low light conditions.

The firm also revealed that the LG G Pro 2 camera will be capable of shooting HD quality slow motion footage, like the iPhone 5S, and that it will be able to burst shoot 20 photos at 3840x2160 resolution. There will also be a 2.1MP front-facing camera on the handset.

Hidden in the press release, LG also refers to the G Pro 2 as a "big screen smartphone", adding weight to the rumours that the handset will feature a phablet-sized 5.9in HD 1080p touchscreen display.

Rumours have also suggested that the smartphone will feature a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, support for LTE speeds of up to 150Mbps, 32GB of internal storage and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.

The LG G Pro 2 isn't the only Android 4.4 Kitkat smartphone expected to arrive at MWC, with Sony and Samsung reportedly also preparing to unveil their respective next generation flagship smartphones in Barcelona. This is good news for Google, which revealed on Tuesday that Android 4.4 Kitkat is now on less than two percent of Android devices.

The INQUIRER will be at MWC later this month, so check back then for all the latest. µ


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