LG G Pro 2 tipped for MWC debut

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

Mobile World Congress

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) (opens in new tab)

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  • Definitely interested to see what they do with KitKat. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • I have a feeling I won't get an update on my G2 until this is released... Posted via Android Central App
  • Oh I'm not expecting one at all. I just am curious to see what they do with it as far as value adds. Posted via Android Central App using an LG G2.
  • It's been confirmed to be getting the KitKat update so I don't know what you guys are talking about. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • Yeah, I'm am looking forward to an update but the G2 is great how it is. Posted via Android Central App
  • If this bad boy comes in a Google play edition I'm on board Especially if it's the latest snapdragon 805 Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted from my Galaxy Note 3 on Tmobile via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • He has got you covered here:
  • 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".
  • My phone is much bigger than yours! Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Period... Posted via Android Central App
  • 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 Posted via Android Central App
  • Hope it's on screen buttons like the g2 then add front facing speakers Posted via Android Central App
  • I would also like Kitkat for my LG Optimus G Pro as well... Listening LG? Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • Spit in one hand... Shit in the other... Posted via Android Central App
  • I am in need of a powerful phablet that is not Samsung so watching closely. Posted via Android Central App
  • I started to say the same thing after samsung introduced this KNOX crap.
  • I just hate touchwiz
  • Touchwiz prolly hates u too. Posted via Android Central App
  • MWC isn't for me. I'm waiting for the *S5*. Posted using Android Central App on my Samsung Galaxy S4 T-Mobile
  • 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.
  • Ohhhh of course I will.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • G2 has one and it think the this should match some of the G2's features. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • Also there are already a good amount of ROMs for it Posted via Android Central App
  • The original G2 has one so surely this would too. Seems to be a standard now on high end phones.
  • I can't imagine why the G2Pro wouldn't since the OGPro has one.
  • Surprised it doesnt have a " L Pen" as they copy everything else......just about anyway.
  • 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.
  • We could all wear school uniforms too! Lol Posted via Android Central App
  • would be the Q pen actually
  • So it's a G Flex without the flex?
  • I got the G2 as a 7th line and it's a great phone. I want to see where they go with this. Posted via Android Central App
  • Now I'm jealous and want 7 phones. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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
  • I'm selling a G flex http://swappa.com/listing/PXZ341/view Posted via Android Central App
  • "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.
  • 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 Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5
  • 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'.