By Stephen Schenck | February 13, 2014 12:42 PM
LG simply couldn’t wait for the Mobile World Congress to roll around a little later this month, and earlier today we saw the company go official with the 5.9-inch G Pro 2 phablet. The OEM shared all manner of details, from hardware (Snapdragon 800 SoC and 3GB RAM) to software (Android 4.4 KitKat, natch), but the one area it came up a little short was in discussing launch plans. Officially, all we got was “availability of G Pro 2 in markets outside of Korea has not yet been determined.” However, one LG exec has stepped forward to offer a few details, at least giving us a general sense of the company’s plans.
First up, South Korea gets the G Pro 2 this month. Followed by that, LG intends to make the phablet available in other Asian countries sometime in March. The idea there is that LG’s own research suggests that phablet-sized devices are far more popular in Asia than the West, and targeting those markets first would give LG a competitive advantage. Finally, the US and nations in Europe could start to see the G Pro 2 go up for sale in April, at the earliest.
That’s a decent start, but we still have plenty of other questions: prices, carriers, specific dates, and all that jazz. Maybe MWC might bring a few answers, but from the sound of things we still have a couple months to go before the G Pro 2 launch hits full speed.