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LG G Pro 2 unveiled, 5.9in phablet with Snapdragon 800 CPU

With MWC 2014 on the horizon, LG has moved with a pre-emptive mobile strike and unveiled its latest phablet, the G Pro 2.

The device will pack a 5.9in display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor backed up with 3GB of RAM. That 5.9in screen also has a very minimal bezel surround for a slick aesthetic (as the firm has plumped for on previous models like the acclaimed LG G2).

Twin cameras will be on board with a 13-megapixel rear snapper that can shoot 4K videos, partnered with a 2.1-megapixel front-facer for the usual video chats. Storage options will be 16GB or 32GB.

It’s not all about the hardware, though, as LG’s software will bring goodies like dual browser surfing, and a new system called Knock Code. The latter expands upon the KnockOn feature already seen on LG phones, and lets the user turn on and unlock the phone by tapping the display in certain areas to effectively form a code (which can have some 80,000 plus combinations).

Pocket Lint notes that the CEO of LG Mobile, Dr Jong-seok Park, commented: “Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumers' mobile lives. Whereas in the early years of smartphones it was a contest to see how many features could be stuffed into the phones, our researchers took a long, hard look at how consumers were really using their devices in their daily lives and included just the most useful UX features.”

LG will have to make sure that Knock Code isn’t flaky in the slightest, though, as the last thing users will need is having to repeat their finger-tap-dancing routine on the screen if it doesn’t register properly first time.

On the OS front, the phone will of course be running Android 4.4 KitKat.

There’s no word on pricing or when the G Pro 2 might arrive yet, but we should hear more at MWC the week after next.

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