Coming soon: LG G Pro 2 phablet, LG G3 flagship

Coming soon: LG G Pro 2 phablet, LG G3 flagshipSamsung is notoriously prolific in the world of smartphones and tablets, but fellow South Koreans LG aren’t far behind, with a tidal wave of new wares seemingly on the horizon.

At the high end of the spectrum, we’re told to expect the LG G Pro 2 phablet to arrive at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, while the LG G3 will arrive less than a year after the LG G2 flagship.

That’s the word according to Korean-language site Asiae, with a presumably accurate translation by Unwired View. I’m sure our unofficial Korean correspondent, socialjeebus, will keep us right if anything has been lost in translation.

Having said that, details are pretty scarce. In addition to launching at MWC 2014, we’re simply told that the LG G Pro 2 will come with a 5.9in display (2560 x 1440) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

The original LG Optimus G Pro was a confusing beast, launching several times and coming in both 5in and 5.5in guises. In either case, it rocked a 1080p resolution. Oh, and not forgetting the more recent LG G Pro Lite.

As for the LG G3, it’s tipped to launch on May 17, just nine months after the LG G2 was unveiled. The rationale? LG doesn’t want to leave the 2560 x 1440 Samsung Galaxy S5 alone on the market.

LG G3 specs will possibly include a 5.5in 2560 x 1440 display, and either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor or LG’s own Odin chipset.

This week we heard that LG was prepping up to five KitKit Android 4.4 phones, including the LG G Pro 2. Inevitably we’ll learn more at MWC.

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socialjeebus  Jan. 19, 2014 at 03:08

Reasonable translation!

But "As for the LG G3, it’s tipped to launch on May 17"

It's just tipped to launch sometime in May.

The 17th part refers to January 17th (when the rumours were reported to them).

LG Mobile are in big trouble.

Pondlife  Jan. 19, 2014 at 14:41

Big trouble? Thought they were selling better than they were since the original Chocolate.

Wonder if an early G3 means an earlier Nexus 6 or if they'll be dropped.


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