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LG G Pro 2 phablet officially launched ahead of MWC

LG has officially revealed its G Pro 2 phablet ahead of Mobile World Congress later this month, with a 5.9in display and rear camera capable of 4K or 120fps 1080p video recording

LG has officially revealed the G Pro 2 phablet ahead of the Mobile World Congress show later this month. We knew it was coming with a series of high profile leaks revealing its existence, but it came as a surprise when the company announced it officially last night in its native South Korea.

The G Pro 2 will replace the G Pro as LG’s flagship phablet handset, with a 5.9in, 1080p Full HD display. It uses IPS LCD technology, as opposed to the AMOLED screens found in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3. According to LG, the handset has an “industry-leading” ratio of screen to bezel of 77.2%.

LG G Pro 2

Inside, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset runs at 2.26GHz and is paired with 3GB of RAM. There will be two variants with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, but both will have a microSD card slot for adding extra capacity. A huge 3,200mAh battery should keep the handset juiced for at least a full day of use.

On the back, a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation sits above LG’s familiar rear-facing power and volume keys, last seen on the G2 and teased for inclusion on the G2 Mini. According to LG, the camera will be able to record 4K and 120fps 1080p video for slow motion capture, and will also come with a ‘magic focus’ mode that will let users change the point of focus after taking a photo. This will be software-powered, rather than use dedicated hardware like the Lytro light field camera.

LG has yet to announce availability or pricing outside of Korea, but has confirmed it will be making an appearance at the company’s Mobile World Congress booth in two weeks’ time. Hopefully that’s when we’ll learn whether it will be headed to the UK, and what it will set you back.

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