LG’s first attempt to enter in the high-profile phablet segment was Optimus G Pro, but unfortunately it didn’t get too much exposure as expected. Now, the South Korean company is all set to try one more time with its successor and the top of G series, the G Pro 2.
Meanwhile, the Korean website ETNews, has managed to get the alleged technical specifications of the new phablet device by LG. It’s likely to sport a 5.9-inch 2K display (2560 × 1440 pixels). It seems LG has decided to follow the footsteps of competitors such as Nokia and HTC, offering consumers a smartphone with an over-sized – maybe larger than necessary – panel, which would tend to look like a tablet than a smartphone.
Beyond the display, the G Pro 2 will equip a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, braced with 3GB of RAM and 4G LTE-Advanced for ultra-fast connectivity on the move. The device will run Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the box.
The report suggests the South Korean giant has a greater focus on the multitasking capabilities. With 3 GB of RAM, it’s reasonable to assume that LG opts for a proprietary user interface with additional heavier features.
LG could officially remove the veil during the MWC 2014 event, scheduled for the end of February in the Barcelona.
The G Pro 2 will directly compete with the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, HTC’s One Max, Sony’s Xperia Z1 Ultra and other phablet of the rival houses in an attempt to beat all representing the best choice for such type of segment.