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LG won't say when the new smartphone will be available outside of Korea

LG Electronics has announced its follow-up to the original G Pro that launched last year at MWC. The new G Pro 2, which runs Android 4.4 Kitkat, has a 5.9-inch screen with full HD resolution and a slim bezel that is only 3.3mm thick.

The G Pro 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.26GHz and it uses an Adreno 330 GPU. Internal storage is either 16GB or 32GB and the phone has 3GB of DDR3 RAM. The battery is a removable 3200mAh unit.  

The smartphone also has a better integrated sound system with 1W Hi-Fi sound promising to be 30% louder than the G Pro. The G Pro 2 also has a new feature called Knock Code that makes unlocking the smartphone easier and quicker.

Knock code lets the user power on and unlock the smartphone by tapping the screen using one of the 86,367 knock combinations available. The knock pattern can be entered into any section of the screen. The knock code can use between two and eight taps.

Other features of the smartphone include 120fps HD video recording and slow motion editing along with the ability to record 4K Ultra HD video for playback on UHD TVs (the rear camera is a 13MP unit and the front is a 2.1MP offering). The smartphone also supports Magic Focus allowing the user to change the depth of focus after shooting the image before the image is saved.

Availability outside Korea is unknown at this time.

Source: LG



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Want...
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 10:25:55 AM , Rating: 0
Using the G2 for 5 months now, loving it but a bigger screen would be sweet. This phone looks good. Best Bezel to screen ratio available too. still over 370ppi. Getting a bit on the low end for my taste, but still good enough.




RE: Want...
By Spuke on 2/13/2014 12:48:51 PM , Rating: 2
I also have a G2 and am VERY pleased with it. This new G Pro is nice but 5.2" is the biggest I want to own.


RE: Want...
By kmmatney on 2/13/2014 12:54:29 PM , Rating: 2
I'll probably never buy an LG phone again. I have an LG Optimus Pro G, with 5.5" 1080P screen (401 dpi) and the hardware is great. The screen is amazing, but I'm a big fan of IPS over AMOLED. However, LG/AT&T is just too slow (or non-existent) with updates, and in my case there is an issue that has been fixed in newer Android versions, but they are still on a version 4.1.2. It's very irritating, and third party ROM support isn't nearly as good for LG phones compared to Samsung. I wouldn't care what version of Android the phone ran, as long as it worked, but in my case it doesn't. It's a work phone, and work pays for it, but it is problems like this that have now made my company only allow iPhones for all future purchases.


RE: Want...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/13/2014 2:05:44 PM , Rating: 2
Cool story.


RE: Want...
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 3:05:36 PM , Rating: 2
"and third party ROM support isn't nearly as good for LG phones compared to Samsung"

Try CM11. Its the same feature set across all devices. http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=e980

Since you are looking for Stable, try the Feb 10 M3 snapshot.


RE: Want...
By kmmatney on 2/13/2014 8:42:39 PM , Rating: 2
I just tried a ROM that was recommended, but now my phone is bricked. I'll give this a shot after I un-brick it. At the moment I'm attempting to return it fully back to stock.


RE: Want...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2014 12:33:17 AM , Rating: 1
How could that happen? Didn't you make a recovery in TWRP??

Bricking phones...that just doesn't happen anymore.


RE: Want...
By retrospooty on 2/14/2014 2:19:17 PM , Rating: 2
It could happen if hte ROM download was bad, or it was just a badly written ROM. "Bricked" though is probably not the right term, since you can always re-flash it with ODIN and return it to stock, which I assume is what he is doing. To me "bricked" means it wont boot or take a flash and is therefore not recoverable at all.

Anyhow, that is why I recommend CM11 for him. It's really come a long way in the past year. Solid, stable, fast and recently well funded.


RE: Want...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/14/2014 3:54:40 PM , Rating: 2
CM11 is awesome. Been running 11-20140111 nightly for a while now. Stable and smooth.

quote:
To me "bricked" means it wont boot or take a flash and is therefore not recoverable at all.


Pretty much what I thought it always meant. Broken forever.


RE: Want...
By Reclaimer77 on 2/13/2014 1:07:59 PM , Rating: 2
Retro how long did it take for you to get used to the whole buttons on the back thing? Every time I pick up a G2 it just feels so awkward as I clumsily try to use those buttons lol.


RE: Want...
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 1:45:13 PM , Rating: 2
It took a day or two... After that, its actually much better to me. Not specifically in the back v/s side, but because IO really dont use them at all... Kock on and off is awsome, regardless of where your buttons are.

Now the issue is when I pick up another device, I always default to try and use "knock on".


RE: Want...
By retrospooty on 2/13/2014 1:45:52 PM , Rating: 2
"Kock on" - That cant have been entirely a typo ?


RE: Want...
By Spuke on 2/13/2014 4:00:57 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
It took a day or two... After that, its actually much better to me. Not specifically in the back v/s side, but because IO really dont use them at all... Kock on and off is awsome, regardless of where your buttons are.
Same experience here as well.


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