Posts tagged with: G Pro 2
  • by | March 25, 2014 4:51 AM

    LG has taken it's Knock-On from the G2 to the next level, as we've seen the new Knock Code in action with the occasion of our G Pro 2 hands-on video in Barcelona (alongside the G2 mini, F Series and L Series devices). This new way of unlocking the device is able to recognize one of close to 80,000 combinations of tapping the screen to life. Next month (April), LG will start bringing Knock Code to other devices in its portfolio, via a software update. The G2 and G Flex are specifically being mentioned in the press release, however, with the wording "in specific countries". Two to eight ...

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  • by | February 25, 2014 1:40 PM

    Thought we were wrapped-up with LG's new phablet, the G Pro 2, following our hands-on with the Android yesterday? Not even! In addition to bringing you footage of the new smartphones, tablets, and wearables making an appearance at the MWC this year, we're also doing our best to bring you early comparisons between this new gear and models with which you may be already familiar. Today we put the G Pro 2 up against the pope of phablet-town, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. Even with the G Pro 2's larger display it doesn't come off as substantially larger than the Note 3 - and that's a big deal, ...

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  • by | February 24, 2014 8:46 AM

    Waiting until MWC to announce your new hardware? So gauche. Rather than fight for the crowd's attention, LG decided to get a head start on things, and introduced its G Pro 2 well over a week ago. As such, there hasn't been any mystery there: we know the phablet runs a Snapdragon 800, has 3GB of RAM, and offers a 13-megapixel optically stabilized camera. But even armed with all that knowledge, we still needed some hands-on time with the phone in order to more properly form our assessment of it; especially with larger devices like this, design and layout are more important than ever, and an ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement of the G Pro 2 just days before MWC. Nokia is next as the company has traded its regular colors for green, and we've begun to speculate. Motorola is next as we talk about the company's leadership, and its possibilities to survive under Lenovo. Apple follows the news as its new hires point to the iWatch being a good medical tool. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, the recently leaked photos, and the possibility of them being real. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG announces G Pro 2 phablet for South ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 5:42 PM

    Snow storms have their ups and downs. On the one hand, they keep you from partaking in all the Nokia unboxing fun your comrades in more seasonable climes are enjoying - but on the other, they put you in mind of all the friends you have in the great Arctic North. One such person is friend of the show Nick Gray of HTCSource and Android and Me, who joins us today for a special extended episode taking a long look at all the HTC M8 rumors of the past few weeks. That's followed by the rest of the news, which this week ranges from Galaxy Gear 2 and iPhone 6 speculation to riffing about Android ...

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  • by | 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 ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 4:16 AM

    As it turns out, that specific February 13 LG invite was indeed for the LG G Pro 2 announcement. LG announces G Pro 2 phablet before the Barcelona show, and calls it the successor to the “Best Smartphone of MWC 2013”. Availability for outside of LG's home country, as well as pricing, has not yet been announced, and that specific bit is coming at the official MWC LG event. The LG G Pro 2, pretty much like the rumors (and the manufacturer itself) hinted, features a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and a slim bezel (screen-to-frame ratio of 77.2%), a ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 3:03 AM

    It's no secret that the LG Optimus G Pro follow-up will show up in Barcelona; LG itself has confirmed the G Pro 2 announcement, and already teased some of its upcoming features, like the 13MP OIS Plus camera, and the improved sound system on the phone. We've also seen leaked images of the upcoming phone so we pretty much know what to expect. However, it looks like LG might be planning a local event, before MWC. As you can see in the invitation above, it should happen in Seoul on the 13th of the month and, while there's not much to go by, the tagline references "knock-knock knocking' on" ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 8:04 AM

    A thinner bezel and a software-improved hardware optical image stabilization are not the only features that the upcoming LG G Pro 2 will have. Expected to become officially unveiled at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona, the LG Optimus G Pro sequel is hinted to be the loudest smartphone on the market, with sound that is crisper than any competitor's. According to reports from South Korea, the LG G Pro 2 will have a (pair?) 1W (watt) speaker(s?) embedded on the back (as seen in this leaked image, if it does indeed represent the upcoming phone). The report claims that the Pro 2 will have 30% ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 4:38 PM

    Smartphone manufacturers sure seem to enjoy little more than one-upping each other, an attitude that has brought us such struggles as the fight for SoC core count, battle of handset thinness, or the megapixel wars. Lately, we've noticed a number of OEMs either delivering phones with stunningly thin bezels surrounding their screens, or at least heard about companies rumored to be working on such designs. Will the race to shrink bezels down to nothingness be the next competition to consume the industry? LG may be bringing its A-game to the table with the G Pro 2, as rumors suggest we're ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 2:42 AM

    Before we've seen the alleged pictures of the upcoming LG G Pro 2, to be unveiled in Barcelona, the manufacturer itself took it to its own social page to let the world know that the Optimus G Pro sequel will indeed be found on the MWC show floor. Now, that very same social page is unveiling more information about the soon-to-be-released phablet: the camera, specifically. A 13MP OIS Plus camera will be placed on the back of the phablet. As a reminder, the LG G2 also featured a 13MP shooter with optical image stabilization which did a great job. Apparently, according to LG, the G Pro 2 will ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 1:50 AM

    It's no secret the LG Optimus G Pro from last year will get a refresh at the upcoming MWC. The arrival of the LG G Pro 2 has been hinted by the manufacturer itself but it looks like we don't have to wait until the Barcelona show kicks-off to see the device. We can see exactly what LG has up its sleeve to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note III, thanks to this recent LG G Pro 2 leak. In-line with the current design principles of the G2, this alleged G Pro 2 also features the back-mounted buttons, underneath the camera. There's also a flash and a speaker grill on the back, but we're ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 4:20 AM

    The Korean media hinted that the 2012 Optimus G Pro's successor will be unveiled by LG at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. The report also mentioned the name of the phone being the LG G Pro 2, and now an LG-affiliated page seems to confirm the information (maybe trying to build up the buzz and anticipation for the phablet's launch). Part of the G-series of phones, the LG G Pro 2 is likely to land at MWC, in light of this new information. However, nothing else was shared, but the previous report tried to anticipate the specs inside the phablet, talking about a ...

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  • by | January 23, 2014 8:11 AM

    On February 25 last year we were on the MWC show floor shooting a hands-on and comparison video starring the LG Optimus G Pro (back then the Optimus name was still used by LG), which makes this phone now officially close to one-year-old, and due for a refresh. And a refresh is exactly what the latest rumors from Korea are talking about. Citing sources from the industry, ETNews hints that the G Pro 2 will make its appearance in Barcelona, with specs putting it very close to its direct competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from IFA 2013. The report talks about a six-inch Full HD display, ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 1:13 PM

    What does the future hold for fingerprint scanners on smartphones? While we had once dismissed the technology as impractical, flawed, or just a relic of the past, last year's iPhone 5S really brought it back into the spotlight in a major way. A number of other OEMs have jumped on the bandwagon, though none have really been able to recapture Apple's success. As far as models from major manufacturers go, the HTC One Max is the only one that really stands out, and even there the implementation left a lot to be desired; had this fingerprint reinsurance fizzled before it really had a chance to ...

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