One month from today the LG Optimus G Pro will be celebrating its first birthday. It’s terribly old, but since LG, like most manufacturers, keeps a one-year update schedule, we can expect a successor very soon. Actually, according to a report from Korean media, the LG G Pro 2 most likely will be announced next month at Mobile World Congress 2014. It’s not that much of a surprise, since the original G Pro was also unveiled at MWC last year.
LG G Pro 2 LTE-A may arrive with 6-inch display
What may be surprising, though, is that the rumored specs do not coincide with what we heard about the device earlier. Previous rumors suggested that the phone would have a 5.5 or 5.9-inch display with QHD (1440 x 2560) display. Now it looks like the G Pro 2 will feature a 6-inch screen with Full HD (1080p) resolution. The phone will also allegedly offer 3 GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and LTE-A capabilities and will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The choice of a Full HD display, although disappointing for some, is pretty understandable. Company’s flagship smartphone for 2014, the LG G3, is expected to come with a 2K display. Announcing a non-flagship phone with such a display two months earlier would definitely steal the show from the G3. Besides, LG likes to be a pioneer in new technologies. Since a device with QHD display was already announced, the pressure to introduce a phone with 2K display is considerably lower.
As for other specs, there are still unknown. Hopefully we will hear more reports about the LG G Pro 2 in the weeks to come, so keep your eyes open for fresh news.