LG to 'knock' iPhone, Samsung S4 with G Pro2

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LG has officially unveiled the G Pro2 - one of the few phones with an ability to shoot 4K videos. The successor to the G Pro, which has had its share of leaks, was widely expected to be unveiled later this month during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The G Pro 2 comes with the latest Android version 4.4 (Kitkat) a 5.9-inch Full HD IPS display and extra slim bezel of 3.3mm, the G Pro 2 offers an industry-leading screen-to-frame ratio of 77.2 per cent.

What’s unique about the new phone is that LG has improvised on the 'KnockON' feature that was first unveiled in the LG G2. The feature allows owners to power on and unlock their G Pro 2 smartphones in one easy step by tapping their screens using one of 86,367 “knock” combinations.

According to LG the algorithm and advanced hardware allows a user to enter the knock pattern on any area of the screen ― whether the display is turned on or off ― using anywhere from two to eight taps.

LG clearly has laid special emphasis on the multimedia feature. The camera can record up to 120FPS in HD and Slow-Motion Editing. The feature allows a user to edit videos in three different speeds ― one-half slow motion, one-fourth slow motion and original.

The 4K ULTRA HD Recording:

Records video footage in ultra-high definition mode for playback on 4K TV sets.

It also introduces a flash with the front camera for selfies.

LG has introduced stability control into the 13 MP camera with a proprietary Optical Image Stabilizer Plus feature.

It has also enhanced the audio features in the new phone that features a thicker, high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound that’s 30 percent louder than in the G Pro.

“Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumers’ mobile lives,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

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. We think customers will agree.”
The phone will be showcased at the WMC. The price and availability is yet to be announced.

Key Specifications:

-    Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 (2.26 GHz Quad-Core)

-    GPU: Qualcomm Technologies Adreno™ 330

-    Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080), Slim Bezel

-    Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot

-    Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP

-    Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)

-    Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

-    Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm

-    Weight: 172g

-    Network: LTE / HSPA+

-    Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort

-    Colors: Titan, White, Red

-    Other: Knock Code™, 1W Hi-Fi Sound, Content Lock


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