LG unveils the G Pro 2 – featuring a large 5.9-inch screen and 4K camera – before MWC

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LG G Pro 2

LG has been known to announce devices before big events – and Mobile World Congress is no exception. The Korean phone maker has announced the LG G Pro 2 – the followup to last year’s G Pro smartphone.

The phone will feature a very large 5.9-inch full HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and and come with either 16GB or 32GB of storage (that is expandable with the microSD card slot). In addition, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stablisation, and can record video in 4K definition and in slow-motion on 120fps. There is also a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

The G Pro 2 also includes the some of the “convenient” solutions that were introduced in the LG G2 last year – including having all the buttons (even the volume buttons) on the back of the phone under the camera. It will also include improvements to its Knock feature, with the addition Knock Code. For those who don’t know what that is, Knock allows users to turn on the phone by double tapping the screen. Knock Code lets you power on and unlock the phone using one of 86,367 combinations.

User interface changes made by LG include Content Lock, which lets you lock files, photos, videos and memos with a password; Mini View, which lets you shrink the entire display to a size between 3.4-inches to 4.7-inches; and Dual Browser, which lets you have two browser windows open at the same time.

The LG G Pro 2 will be available in Korea. However, an international launch “has not been determined” by the Korean smartphone maker.