After spending the past few weeks teasing the G Pro 2, LG today officially revealed its next flagship smartphone to the world. The G Pro 2 features a design similar to the G2 that launched last year, complete with a set of rear-mounted volume and power keys as well as a curved top and bottom. Just like last year's Optimus G Pro was larger than the original Optimus G, though, the G Pro 2 is quite a bit larger than its G2 sibling.
The LG G Pro 2 sports a 5.9-inch 1080p display, up from the 5.5-incher found on the Optimus G Pro and the 5.2-inch screen on the G2, as well as a 2.1-megapixel camera on its face. On the G Pro 2's backside lives that 13-megapixel camera that we've heard all about. The rear shooter features OIS Plus technology, which LG says not only compensates for a users shaky hands but can also produce crisper images in the dark.
Diving inside of the G Pro 2's 8.3mm-thick frame, we're met by a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage with microSD slot for additional memory, LTE connectivity and a removable 3200mAh battery. That's a pretty high-end bundle of hardware, no? One other major hardware feature of the G Pro 2 is its 1 watt speaker, which LG says offers output that's 30 percent improved over the Optimus G Pro's speaker.
LG also touted the G Pro 2's software and the new user experience that comes preloaded on its new flagship. Running on top of Android 4.4 KitKat, the UX includes a number of camera-specific features, such as Natural Flash for correcting the colors of an image that were distorted by the camera flash as well as burst capture, slow motion video recording and 4K Ultra HD video capture.
There are also a few non-camera features mixed in for good measure. Those include Mini View, which allows the user to resize the display anywhere between 3.4 and 4.7 inches for one-handed use; Dual Browser, which splits the browser into two independent windows; Content Lock, which can hide sensitive files in the gallery, notebook and video player; and Knock Code, which allows the user to power on and unlock his or her device by tapping anywhere on its display using one of 86,367 knock combinations that utilizes between 2 and 8 taps.
So what about the all-important availability details? LG is remaining fairly tight-lipped on that front, saying only that the G Pro 2 will launch in Korea later this month on the country's three domestic carriers. There's no word yet on how much LG plans to charge for its new flagship or which other parts of the globe that it'll travel to. It's worth noting, though, that AT&T played host to the Optimus G Pro, and so it's certainly possible that we'll see the G Pro 2 land there as well. Until we hear more, you can pass the time by checking out more images of the G Pro 2 in the gallery below.