LG unveils its latest flagship smartphone: the G Pro 2

In a world where several Android phones compete to dominate the market, companies are constantly innovating to ensure their products stand out from the rest of the crowd. South Korean company LG aims to achieve this upon the release of its next flagship, the G Pro 2.

LG strategically revealed the large-screen phone on Thursday, well ahead of the anticipated Galaxy S5 launch and the next generation iPhone.

The G Pro 2 will feature Android KitKat 4.4 and a massive 5.9 inch screen, just 0.2 inches larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The thin bezel camera will allow for a huge screen size, taking up 77% of the front of the device. An ear-piercing 1-watt speaker system- the first of its kind on a smartphone- is 30% louder than its predecessor.

The phone’s high-end specs, which include a 2.26GHZ quad-core Snapdragon processor and 3 GB RAM, are expected to set a high standard for smartphone’s in 2014. Expandable memory and a 13- megapixel camera will also feature on the 16 or 32 GB models.

LG hopes its latest smartphone will have a profound impact compared to its previous flagship, the G Pro.

However, G Pro 2’s standout feature could be its “Knock Code”, an authentication system which could rival Apple’s fingerprint scanner technology. Users can input a series of taps on the screen to unlock the device, instead of entering in a pin number or pass code.

"Thanks to LG's intelligent algorithm and advanced hardware, 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," the company said.

While the phone was expected to be revealed later in the month, Yahoo! explains the decision for an earlier release could be strategic due to Samsung’s decision to unveil the Galaxy S5 on February 24. The G Pro 2 is expected to launch in South Korea by the end of February.

Source: Yahoo!, CNET | Image via LG and Android Beat

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FloatingFatMan said,
Article should be pulled. It's woefully wrong at best, and a blatant lie at worst.

It certainly needs fixing.

Reading the article, why do i get the feeling that the author is fangirling over this phone? Like Omigawd!!! This phone, so meta! Biggest screen, WOW.

What I asked before. The correct render is the one without the center button on the bottom. Why would LG changed the same design on the LG G2 but adding a front button.

eddman said,
Phablet is a made up word with no real meaning.

Agreed. Its the stupidest sounding word I've ever heard. Hearing someone use it makes me want to punch them in the mouth.

Enron said,
3.5" - 4" iPhone
4.1" - 5" Smartphone
5.1" - 6" Phablet
6.1" - 7" Tablone
7.1" + Tablet

Tablone! hahahah awesome

Enron said,
3.5" - 4" iPhone
4.1" - 5" Smartphone
5.1" - 6" Phablet
6.1" - 7" Tablone
7.1" + Tablet
I think you're missing the "Tablette" category. The one for the ladies.

quote: "The G Pro 2 will feature Android KitKat 4.4 and a massive 5.9 inch screen, just 0.2 inches larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3- making it the market's largest phone thus far."


the Galaxy mega is at 6.3"
the Xperia™ Z Ultra is at 6.4"

rippleman said,
quote: "The G Pro 2 will feature Android KitKat 4.4 and a massive 5.9 inch screen, just 0.2 inches larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3- making it the market's largest phone thus far."

the Galaxy mega is at 6.3"
the Xperia™ Z Ultra is at 6.4"

i think the article writer meant it's the biggest in LG market; that makes sense

Lord Method Man said,
The bottom pic I honestly thought was a picture of an S4 held up next to the LG for comparison

i did too! i had to go back up and look after reading your comment

I think the correct pic is the top one. Any other site I look at shows the top pic only, not the bottom one that looks like a Samsung device. This phone mimics the design on he LG G2 with the back buttons. LG wouldnt add a front button. At least I Hope not.

Apparently LG is releasing a "revolutionary" phone that blows all others out of the market. lol

I thought that was apple's job. I can safely assume there will be a lawsuit coming soon claiming only Apple could be "revolutionary"

Or, where the article writer's place, there's no such thing as Sony Xperia Z Ultra, or Samsung Galaxy Mega, or Lumia 1520.

Or, he/she hasn't checked the Internet for the past few months.

Draconian Guppy said,
1 watt speaker system? So if your phone rings, there goes %1 or more of the battery.

No, I'm not sure what battery this phone has, but assuming its somewhere around 2500mwh, that would mean that you would divide that by 1000 to find out how many 1 watt hours it would get (2.5). Since there are 150 minutes in 2.5 hours, that would mean your phone could ring with a constant ringtone at the loudest volume for 150/100 = 1.5 minutes before losing 1%. That doesn't seem too unreasonable to me.

M4x1mus said,

No, I'm not sure what battery this phone has, but assuming its somewhere around 2500mwh, that would mean that you would divide that by 1000 to find out how many 1 watt hours it would get (2.5). Since there are 150 minutes in 2.5 hours, that would mean your phone could ring with a constant ringtone at the loudest volume for 150/100 = 1.5 minutes before losing 1%. That doesn't seem too unreasonable to me.

Only 150 minutes of music playback is diabolical.

Hardcore Til I Die said,

Only 150 minutes of music playback is diabolical.

Which is why i said "with a constant ringtone at the loudest volume" no music is always loud, it has loud bits and quiet bits so it would probably last at least double the length of time. with real music playing. I was working out how long it would last if the speaker was constantly used to its maximum above.

M4x1mus said,

Which is why i said "with a constant ringtone at the loudest volume" no music is always loud, it has loud bits and quiet bits so it would probably last at least double the length of time. with real music playing. I was working out how long it would last if the speaker was constantly used to its maximum above.

When you said a 'constant ringtone' I thought you meant a ringtone that was constantly playing, not a constant sound.

I understand what you're saying now.