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LG G Pro 2 appears in leaked photos with rear volume buttons

LG’s upcoming G Pro 2 smartphone has shown up in leaked photos for the first time since its release at the Mobile World Congress [MWC] 2014 was announced earlier this month by the firm.

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Two images of the device emerged on a Korean forum of the upcoming device from two angles that showed the back volume, which has so far only been present on the LG G2, is being included with the smartphone.

The other image shows the device side on and reveals little on what the front side of the smartphone will look like with the article not shedding any light on the specifications of the device.

Android Police published tentative specs for the device earlier on this week that stated the screen would be enlarged to 6in to compete with phablet-sized devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. In addition, it’s speculated that the processor inside the new smartphone will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip.

The G Pro, meanwhile, has a 5.5in full HD display, Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB or RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Camera-wise it has a 13-megapixel rear lens and a 2-megapixel one on the front and is powered by a 3,140mAh.

LG confirmed the existence of the G Pro 2 earlier on this week and it’s rumoured the phone is among those seen in benchmarking tests that reportedly showed five new smartphones that LG will be released at MWC 2014 in Barcelona from 24 to 27 February.

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The phones reportedly being prepped for MWC 2014 will all run on Android 4.4 KitKat and it fits well with the company’s plan to apparently do-away with Android 4.3 and 4.2 by moving many devices straight to Android 4.4 KitKat.

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