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LG G Pro 2 arrives with Android 4.4 Kitkat, 5.9in screen, 4G support

But a UK release is still to be announced
Thu Feb 13 2014, 10:08

KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG has unveiled the G Pro 2 ahead of late February's Mobile World Congress (MWC), although it's still unclear whether it will be released in the UK.

The LG G Pro 2's specifications probably won't come as much of a surprise after LG revealed details about the phone ahead of its anticipated unveiling on Monday.

The handset has a 5.9in 1920x1080p resolution display that sees LG challenging the HTC One Max and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. LG boasts that this display offers a screen to frame ratio of 77.2 percent and has in-plane switching (IPS) LCD technology.

LG G Pro 2 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

There's a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the bonnet of the LG G Pro 2, along with 3GB of RAM, a 3,200mAh removable battery and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, skinned in LG's custom user interface. LG's skin adds some features to the smartphone, including Knock Code that enables users to unlock the handset by tapping its display.

LG CEO Dr Jong-seok Park said, "Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumers’ mobile lives.

"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 also features a 13MP rear-facing camera, complete with optical image stablisation OIS+ technology and the ability to shoot 4K quality video. There's also a 2MP camera on the front, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, NFC and support for 4G LTE. The phone will be available in three different colours - titan, white and silver.

LG has yet to announce availability details, and said it's still undetermined whether the handset will be released in the UK. µ

 

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