LG caught us all off guard when sending out press invites for a February 13 event, thus confirming the G Pro 2 “beast” will go official ahead of MWC. But ultimately, you can’t blame the Koreans for wanting to avoid a Barcelona face-off with Samsung’s Galaxy S5.
Sure, the G Pro 2 is to trump the GS5 in display size, yet everything else about it looks like a compromise. As long as the S5 rocks the specs tipped by Eldar Murtazin, not the other set of underwhelming features.
Focusing on LG’s next-gen flagship phablet, a fairly believable AnTuTu listing suggests it’s to sport a 6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution screen and pack quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 heat.
Sounds good enough to make us forget about 2013’s Optimus G Pro, though also barely enough for a tie with the G2. On the bright side, you get 3 GB RAM, up from G2’s 2 gigs, and pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat. Any additional improvements?
At first glance, no, as the dual cameras tout 13 and 2 MP sensors, but LG hinted at upgraded optical image stabilization (aka OIS Plus), and 4K video recording. Also, beefier speakers. All in all, if Samsung plays its cards right, it still has nothing to fear. Unless the G Pro 2 will be priced aggressively enough. How about it, LG, can you pull off, say, a $500 outright price tag?