LG G Pro 2 will not get released in the U.S or European markets before April 2014

lg_g_pro_2_official_color_options

LG officially unveiled the LG G Pro 2 earlier at a press event in Korea, however we didn’t get to know when the device will be available in the Asian, US and other markets.

According to Cho Sung Ha, LG’s Head of Sales for Korea, the LG G Pro 2 will be available in the Korean market this month, followed by other Asian markets in March. He also said that the device will not be available in the US and European markets before April. The reason behind this is due to a survey conducted by LG which revealed that the demand for phablets is the highest in Asia. In the U.S, consumers favor 5.2 inches phone while European consumers prefer devices with 5 inch display.

Read more

LG G Pro 2 is official

lg_g_pro_2_official_color_options

As expected, LG officially announced the LG G Pro 2 in Korea. We are posting this on the 12th here in the U.S., but it’s actually the 13th over there. It features a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display, and the bezel is only 3.3mm, giving the phone a screen to frame ratio of 77.2%. It also gets a high power 1W Hi-Fi speaker that provides clearer sound and bass. The 13MP camera features Optical Image Stabilization, but they are calling it OIS+, which offers enhanced anti-shake functionality. It can also record video at 4K resolution, and slow motion (120FPS) video at 1080p.

The most recent LG phones feature Knock On, but the G Pro 2 has a newer enhanced version called Knock Code. Knock Code is very similar to Knock On in that you still tap the device to turn it on, but it’s more of a secure way. You can set it to be anywhere from two to eight taps, and there are over 86,367 “knock” combinations. It can be entered on any area of the screen whether the display is turned on or off.

Head on past the break for the full list of specs and press release

Read more

LG G2 Mini is on tap for February 24 at Mobile World Congress

LG_G2_Mini_Teaser_01

The G2 Mini that cleared Bluetooth SIG is going to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress on February 24th. LG posted the above teaser image along with the date on Facebook.

We haven’t seen all that many leaks on the device, but back in December, it was rumored to have a 4.7-inch display, a Snapdragon 800, and 2GB of RAM. If this holds, than this is going be a lot like the Xperia Z1 Compact, in that it will sport high-end specs. Most other “mini” versions are entry to mid-level devices.

We are less than 2 weeks away, so we still have time for another leak or two. Stay tuned.

source: Facebook

More details about LG G Pro 2 discovered in AnTuTu benchmarks

gamebox-and-1

Later this week we anticipate the official announcement of the LG G Pro 2, which should become one of LG’s flagship devices along with the LG G2. While some details have been leaking out about the device, like the photographer friendly features, the latest bit of information focuses more on some of the base hardware. According to some new entries in the AnTuTu Benchmark, the LG G Pro 2 will ship with a Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.26 GHz mated to an Adreno 330 graphics chip, 3GB of RAM, and a full 1080p HD screen. No word yet on the exact size of the screen, though it is believed to be close to 6 inches putting in the large format, frequently called phablet, category of smartphone. Read more

LG could announce the G Pro 2 on February 13, before MWC

LG_February_13_2014_Event_Possibly_G_Pro_2

LG already announced that the G Pro 2 would be unveiled in February, but we all assumed it would be at Mobile World Congress, which is at the end of the month. However, they might actually unveil it before the big conference. ZDNet Korea is reporting that invitations have been sent out for an event on February 13.

This wouldn’t surprise me in the least bit. First, LG has already been telling us juicy tidbits regarding the phone, and second, a separate event away from the MWC crowd makes more sense. You have less of a chance of getting lost in the shuffle. Let’s also not forget that the Galaxy S 5 is expected to be unveiled on the 24th, so this would give them an extra 11 days of the spotlight.

source: ZDNet Korea
via: Engadget

Patent by LG reveals snap-on smartwatch concept

LG-smartwatch-stylus-patent-slapwatchRemember those slap-on watches that were popular years ago? Well, LG of all people looks like they want to bring them back. According to a recent patent by the company, they’re working on a smartwatch that can wrap itself around your wrist, looking more like a bracelet than a watch (as pictured above). Not just that, but the strap will be able to be fully extended and used as a stylus. Quite an idea.

There’s no guarantee that this will evolve into anything real for LG, but LG does have a smartwatch in the works, according to reports.

Source: US Patent & Trademark Office
Via: Phandroid

LG G Pro 2 to have smart listening app and high powered speaker system

LG_G_Pro_2_Leaked_Image_Back

The LG G Pro 2 is set to come out very soon, and we’ve already heard a number of rumors about it. For example, we know that the device will have a screen that takes up 77% of the front face. Well a few more rumors about the device have surfaced.

The media in Korea is reporting that the device will feature a 1W speaker, far more powerful than most other phones. It also may have some kind of bass booster. Overall the LG G Pro 2 is supposed to have the best sounding speakers from a phone so far. There will also be a smart listening app that will be used to control the output of the device.

Source: ETNews
Via: PhoneArena

LG Optimus G Pro will receive the KitKat update in Q2 2014

LG_G_Pro_Android_4.4.2_Update

A screenshot of a direct message on Twitter between an LG Optimus G Pro owner and LG India surfaced on the internet yesterday. The G Pro owner, Prabhjit Singh Walia, had sent a message to the South Korean’s Indian Twitter account asking when the LG Optimus G Pro will receive the Android 4.4 KitKat update.

According to a screenshot of LG India’s reply, the device will be receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update by the end of second quarter 2014, though we haven’t heard of an official statement from LG yet. If true, it means that we might see an Android 4.4 KitKat for the Optimus G Pro by the end of June 2014.

LG will skip the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update and push out the Android 4.4 KitKat update directly to a few devices. These include the LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus F6, LG G Pad 8.3, LG G Pro Lite, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus L9 II, LG Optimus Vu II and the G2 will receive the KitKat update by march.

Source: GSMArena

LG G Pro 2 bezels 0.4mm thick, screen accounts for 77.2%

AT&T_LG_Optimus_G_Pro_TA_Front_Top_LG_Logo_Screen_Off

With Mobile World Congress coming up, February is set to be a big month in the mobile world. One smartphone to be looking forward to is the new LG G Pro 2, which is expected to go on sale in March this year.

There are a number of rumors about the G Pro 2, and recently a couple more have sprung up. According to the most recent rumors, the handset is set to have a 5.9 inch 1080p display. Not only that, but the display will account for 77.2% of the phones front panel. Furthermore, the front bezels of the phone will be a tiny 0.4mm thick.

Other rumors about the device suggest that it will have a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and will feature Android 4.4.

Source: FNNews
Via: GforGames

It’s real – red Nexus 5 now available in Google Play Store

google_nexus_5_red_play_store_listing

With all of the leaked images showing up, it was looking more and more like the red Nexus 5 was a real product getting ready to hit the Google Play store. True to the predictions of various tipsters, the device has shown up in the Google Play Store today. Like its black and white counterparts, the red version of the Nexus 5 will set you back $349 for a 16GB model or $399 for a 32GB model. The Google Play Store currently lists the device as in stock and ready to ship within 1-2 business days. Read more