SEOUL — LG Electronics introduced the G Pro 2, its follow-up to the G Pro, to South Korea on Thursday.
- 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 5.9-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display
- 3GB RAM, 16/32GB storage
- 13MP rear camera/2.1MP front camera
- 3200mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 172g
- Connectivity: LTE/HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, NFC
To simplify the powering on and unlocking process, LG developed Knock Code, a feature that could be compared to LG’s G2 ‘KnockON’ feature. Knock Code allows users to power on and unlock their G Pro 2 in one easy step by tapping the screen using “one of 86,367 ‘knock’ combinations.” The Knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen –whether the display is on or off — using anywhere from two to eight taps.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics’ Mobile Communications division:
“Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumers’ mobile lives. Whereas in te 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 G Pro 2 also has a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization plus (OIS+). LG’s OIS+ technology adds software-based anti-shake functionality to the hardware-based feature built in.
Here’s a breakdown of some of the G Pro 2’s advanced camera features:
- Records HD video at 120fps or 4K video and allows footage to be edited in slow-motion
- Magic Focus gives users the option to select the preferred depth of focus before saving. Users can also press the all-in-focus icon to make every object in the frame in focus.
- Natural Flash offers more balanced color temperature and exposure for more natural-looking photos compared to images taken with a normal flash
- Flash for Selfie reduces the size of the preview screen and adds a bright white background for “softer” lighting in self-portrait mode
- Burst Shot takes up to 20 continuous shots and automatically edits them to create a video of the captured images
- Gallery Collage allows users to select photos from their gallery to create a collage for easy unloading to social networking sites.
Here’s a breakdown of the new UX features in the G Pro 2:
- Content Lock provides users more security with the ability to lock files, photos, videos and memos with a unique password
- Mini View enables users to comfortably use the G Pro 2 with one hand by shrinking the display to a size ranging from 3.4 to 4.7 inches.
- Dual Browser divides the screen into two separate browser windows (a la Samsung’s Dual Window feature)
Availability has not been announced for markets outside of South Korea. The phone will be available in black, white and red.. In the meantime, you can check out our LG G Pro 2 gallery below.