LG confirms launch date for G Pro 2 smartphone

LG will launch its G Pro 2 smartphone at MWC 2014 next month during what is expected to be a busy week in the life of the Korean manufacturer.

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The company announced via its Korean social media page that the device will be released in February with the likelihood that the conference, which takes place in Barcelona from 24 to 27 February, will be first to see the new smartphone.

LG didn’t release any other details on the device, which is the successor to the popular G Pro.

The current incarnation has a 5.5in full HD display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and supplemented by 2GB of RAM as well as 32GB of internal storage.

Its rear camera has a 13-megapixel sensor with the front snapper benefiting from a 2-megapixel lens and a 3,140mAh battery powers it.

As for the next version of the device, the screen could be enlarged to 6in, according to Android Police, in order to let it compete with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and other phablets. In terms of the processor, LG may choose to include Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 chip and the RAM is likely to get a boost from 2GB up to 3GB.

LG’s confirmation follows benchmarking tests that showed up earlier this month reportedly showing the results for five new LG smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat that will also be unveiled at the show – the LG G Pro 2 being one of them.

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The firm is also reportedly planning to update a number of its current clutch of Android smartphones straight to Android 4.4 and bypass Android 4.3 as well as Android 4.2 in the process.