Today LG Electronics (LG) introduced the LG G Pro 2, its follow-up to the award-winning G Pro, to the Korean public. Much like last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s G Pro, which was recognized as the Best Smartphone of MWC 2013, the G Pro 2 comes equipped with a state-of-the-art display and new UX features to take user convenience to the next level.
With a stunning 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 percent. A thicker, high-power 1W Hi-Fi sound thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 30 percent louder than in the G Pro delivers clearer sound with more powerful bass. And to simplify the powering on and unlocking process, LG engineers developed a completely unique feature called Knock CodeÃ¢â€žÂ¢ which makes unlocking and using the G Pro 2 easier and more convenient than ever before.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Knock Code is an example of LG bringing simpler, more convenient solutions to consumersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ mobile lives,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
An evolution of the popular KnockON feature that was first unveiled last year in the LG G2, Knock Code 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“knockÃ¢â‚¬Â combinations. Thanks to LGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s intelligent algorithm and advanced hardware, the knock pattern can be entered on any area of the screen Ã¢â‚¬â€¢ whether the display is turned on or off Ã¢â‚¬â€¢ using anywhere from two to eight taps.
The G Pro 2 is the first LG smartphone to benefit from an enhanced 13MP camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilizer Plus) and advanced functions ideal for creating sharing content. LGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proprietary OIS+ technology adds software anti-shake functionality to the acclaimed hardware-based feature already built into the slim camera module for the best photos and videos possible when in motion or in low light situations. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more, the sensors and lens of the rear and front camera on the G Pro 2 have increased in both size and sensitivity, for images that rival many standalone point-and-shoot cameras. Some of the other advanced image capturing features built into the G Pro 2 are:
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 120FPS HD Video Recording and Slow-Motion Editing: Records in 120fps HD and allows editing of video in three different speeds Ã¢â‚¬â€¢ one-half slow motion, one-fourth slow motion and original
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 4K ULTRA HD Recording: Records video footage in ultra-high definition mode for playback on 4K TV sets
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Magic Focus: After the shot is taken, user have the option to select the preferred depth of focus before saving. Users can also press the all-in-focus icon to make every object in the frame look their sharpest
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Natural Flash: Offers more balanced color temperature and exposure for the most natural-looking photos compared to images taken with a normal flash
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Flash for Selfie: Reduces the size of the preview screen and adds a bright white background for more Ã¢â‚¬Å“softÃ¢â‚¬Â lighting in self-portrait mode
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Burst Shot: Takes up to 20 continuous shots and automatically edits them to create a video of the captured images
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Gallery Collage: Allows users to select photos from their gallery to create a collage for easy uploading to favorite social network sites
In addition to the latest components, the G Pro 2 also boasts a collection of upgraded features that complements todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mobile lifestyle where much of the information we need is in the palm of our hands or in our back pockets. Some of these new UX features include:
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Content Lock: Provides users more security with the ability to lock files, photos, videos and memos with a unique password
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Mini View: Enables users to comfortably use the G Pro 2 with one hand by shrinking the display to a size ranging from 3.4 inches to 4.7 inches, depending on the userÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s preference
Ã‚Â·Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Dual Browser: Divides the expansive screen into two separate browser windows for more convenient surfing
Availability of G Pro 2 in markets outside of Korea has not yet been determined but attendees to the 2014 Mobile World Congress can experience the G Pro 2 and its features first-hand at LGÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via.
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Chipset: Qualcomm SnapdragonÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 800 (2.26 GHz Quad-Core)
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â GPU: Qualcomm Technologies AdrenoÃ¢â€žÂ¢ 330
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Display: 5.9-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080), Slim Bezel
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Memory: 3GB DDR3 RAM / 16GB/32GB eMMC ROM / microSD slot
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Camera: Rear 13.0MP OIS+ / Front 2.1MP
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Size: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Weight: 172g
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Network: LTE / HSPA+
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart Ready (BT 4.0) / USB / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / SlimPort
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Colors: Titan, White, Red
-Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Other: Knock CodeÃ¢â€žÂ¢, 1W Hi-Fi Sound, Content Lock
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