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Korean press reports 6-inch display, 3GB of RAM and KitKat for next 'Pro' handset

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It's coming up on twelve months since we first saw the LG (Optimus) G Pro at Mobile World Congress 2013, so it's not too surprising to see reports out of Korea suggesting that a successor is on the cards for this year's MWC. Electronic Times reports that the LG G Pro 2 will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 6-inch Full HD display, along with support for LTE and LTE-Advanced networks, citing "telecommunications industry" sources. The report also claims the G Pro 2 will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, possibly making it the first LG phone to come with the new version of Android.

The purported spec sheet would have the new G Pro closely matching Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, which features a 5.7-inch 1080p display, the same Snapdragon 800  and 3GB of RAM. There's no indication as to what software tricks LG might layer atop Android 4.4, but ET's article suggests a renewed focus on multitasking given the device's vast reserves of memory. However things pan out, we'll be on the ground in Barcelona next month to bring you all the latest from LG and its rivals.

Source: ETNews (Korean)

 
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Definitely interested to see what they do with KitKat.

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droidhead_1 says:

I have a feeling I won't get an update on my G2 until this is released...

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Oh I'm not expecting one at all. I just am curious to see what they do with it as far as value adds.

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jwyche007 says:

It's been confirmed to be getting the KitKat update so I don't know what you guys are talking about.

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droidhead_1 says:

All I said was I don't expect my update until after this is released to show off the new LG KK. I know KK is coming by the end of Q2.

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I simply said I don't expect to get it. If it comes out, great. But until it does come out, confirmed or not, they can always change their minds.
If you don't expect to get updates, you don't get disappointed when they never come.
Personally, I like the G2 the way it is. I don't need it updated.

droidhead_1 says:

Yeah, I'm am looking forward to an update but the G2 is great how it is.

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PZR18 says:

If this bad boy comes in a Google play edition I'm on board

Especially if it's the latest snapdragon 805

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Another BORING exclusive on AT&T that's pretty shameful definitely.

Specs pretty old for the Lg Gpro 2 definitely not 2014 specs.

Trying to match some specs of the October 2013 Note 3 won't fly in March 2014.

Prepare for poor sales again just like that farce that existed with the Lg Gpro in 2013.

Plain and simple Samsung owns this category they created everything else will always be obsolete.

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MERCDROID says:

Well, at least, you said more than the usual "nothing beats Samsung, period" line, lol.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

squiddy20 says:

1. The only reason the Note 3 needs the specs that it has is because Touchwiz is so bloated and unoptimized. No other manufacturer "skin" takes up almost 8GB of system space. Even if other devices had 3GB of RAM, there'd be a whole lot more free space on the other devices compared to the Note 3, because it's so bloated. Also, anything over about a 1080p display on a 5 inch device is nothing more than a pointless "my dick is bigger than yours" contest, and a battery hog, because we can't tell the difference in anything higher. Science proves this.
2. You keep using the word "farce". I do not think it means what you think it means. Get a dictionary and educate yourself for once.
3. Yes, just because Samsung "created this category" (which they didn't, as the Dell Streak 5 was out a whole year before the first Galaxy Note), automatically means "everything else will always be obsolete".

droidhead_1 says:

My phone is much bigger than yours!

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p51d007 says:

I had the Dell Streak...even with it being saddled to at&t, and Dell not knowing how to market, and even with 2.2, it wasn't bad, but the Note 1 blew it away.
I skipped the Note2, not much of an upgrade, and the note3, waiting for a bigger screen. Might just take a look at this one, if they make an "international" version that isn't locked to at&t, with their locked everything and bloat.

NoNexus says:

On point 1, I see tons of TW hate and not being all that fair. It can be slimmed down without any issue, but that does not really cause ram issues. Storage, yeah. Ram no. that being said, storage is never an issue with a Samsung device.

Point 2 fine

Point 3 Samsung absolutely created the space. Just because there was a bigger phone out before, that does not define the category. It is just a big phone. The Note series took advantage of the extra real estate and added in functionality. At this point it still is the only one in its class. The others at 5.5+ are just big phones.

I am actually astounded that no one, not one manufacturer stepped up last year to challenge the success of the Note.

droidhead_1 says:

Period...

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TheMimic12 says:

Where are you getting the information that this will be an AT&T exclusive??
For all we know, this isn't even coming to the us

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PZR18 says:

Hope it's on screen buttons like the g2 then add front facing speakers

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quailallstar says:

I would also like Kitkat for my LG Optimus G Pro as well... Listening LG?

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jwyche007 says:

Yeah I'm not going to lie I would be kind of mad about that although in LG's defense you know AT&T isn't in a rush to push out an update. But yeah still I would be pissed about this.

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hodan says:

Spit in one hand... Shit in the other...

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Amir47 says:

I am in need of a powerful phablet that is not Samsung so watching closely.

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yankeesusa says:

I started to say the same thing after samsung introduced this KNOX crap.

Amir47 says:

I just hate touchwiz

barondebxl says:

Touchwiz prolly hates u too.

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Jay Holm says:

MWC isn't for me. I'm waiting for the *S5*.

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MERCDROID says:

Nonsense! I demand you to watch Mobile World Congress!!

Posted from my "Gift from God" Note 3, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

Jay Holm says:

Ohhhh of course I will.

yankeesusa says:

I would definitely rethink getting this over the note 3. I still love my Note 2 but I love that the Note 3 has an ir sensor which I would love to have. Hopefully the lg g pro2 has one.

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droidhead_1 says:

G2 has one and it think the this should match some of the G2's features.

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yankeesusa says:

Good to know. Right now the features I love on my Note 2 are smart stay and the spen. I don't mind losing the spen if I can keep smart stay which the LG ui has a similar function. If it comes with Kitkat I may purchase instead of note 3. I just don't know too much on bootloaders on LG. Although main reason I need to root and unlock is to get tethering which I get for free anyway on Tmobile.

droidhead_1 says:

My G2 has a locked bootloader on sprint but I have root, xposed framework changes(get rid of UI features u don't like) , debloated, free Lte hot spot, and the newest trwp recovery, all while sticking with my stock ROM. Changed the button layout to stock and cleaned up the notification panel. It the best of both worlds, stock feel with LG's features.

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droidhead_1 says:

Also there are already a good amount of ROMs for it

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miamiborn79 says:

The original G2 has one so surely this would too. Seems to be a standard now on high end phones.

Jadien says:

I can't imagine why the G2Pro wouldn't since the OGPro has one.

jackwagon06 says:

Surprised it doesnt have a " L Pen" as they copy everything else......just about anyway.

yankeesusa says:

I don't care if they copy it. As long as it works just as good or better I will give it a try. If the companies shared all the tech between each other and then focused on making those features better on their phone, we would have so many great phones that have everything we need and not have to pick a phone for 1 or 2 features we like better.

jackwagon06 says:

We could all wear school uniforms too! Lol

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Amir47 says:

would be the Q pen actually

TomW093 says:

So it's a G Flex without the flex?

Gator352 says:

I got the G2 as a 7th line and it's a great phone. I want to see where they go with this.

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hodan says:

Now I'm jealous and want 7 phones.

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kelayz says:

I have the lg optimus f6. Its not super high end but it functions really well for what it has on it. Can't wait to afford something better.

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A little too late for me. I tried holding out for this, but a dying digitizer in my 3VO pushed me right into a Note 3

barondebxl says:

I'm selling a G flex

http://swappa.com/listing/PXZ341/view

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gregs1213 says:

"The report also claims the G Pro 2 will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat, possibly making it the first LG phone to come with the new version of Android."

Hmmm.. Pretty sure my LG Nexus 5 is running KitKat.

thatguy97 says:

At least it'll ship with a updates android version and not that 4.1.2 and 4.2.2 stuff but still lg and the carriers need to do better on updates

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So is this mega sized phone or medium phablet going to be called officially the G Pro 2 or the G2 Pro?....I'm so confused.
I would prefer the latter. The Pro 2 to many would be the more obvious choice, but there is very little similarity to the old one (which I currently use).
With all the new features, I'm sorry LG, 6" is just too bloody big. I'll wait to see the G3 or Sony's Z2 or Samsumg's S5 or if HTC can really suprise us with the 'One 2'.