LG has officially launched the LG G Pro 2 high-end smartphone in select Asian markets, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippine, Vietnam, Indonesia and others. The company added ‘details regarding the availability of G Pro 2 in specific countries will be announced locally.’
The LG G Pro 2 was first announced at the Mobile World Congress 2014 event held in February 2014. The handset was launched in Korea right after MWC 2014 via three carriers.
While the price of the LG G Pro 2 in the various Asian region is still not known, its listing on LG Korea website has revealed a price tag of KRW 999,900, which translates to roughly Rs. 58,000 without contract.
The LG G Pro 2 runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.9-inch full-HD IPS display with a 1080×1920 pixel resolution and sports a slim bezel. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor powers the phablet, clocked at 2.26GHz with an Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
LG’s new phablet sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabiliser Plus) and LED flash, while there is a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard. The G Pro 2’s rear camera supports 4K Ultra HD recording, Magic Focus, Natural Flash, Flash for Selfie, and Burst Shot.
The 5.9-inch handset comes in two storage variants: 16GB and 32GB. The G Pro 2 further supports microSD card (no word on maximum storage capacity supported).
The G Pro 2 supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, EDGE, GPRS, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity options. It is backed by a 3200mAh battery and will be available in Titan Black, White and Wine Red colour variants.
The smartphone measures 157.9×81.9×8.3mm and weighs 172 grams. The company has included a new Knock Code feature on the LG G Pro 2 which the company claims is an evolution of the KnockON feature that was first introduced in the LG G2 last year.