Rumor: LG G Pro 2 in the works, possible March release

January 2, 2014

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    It looks like LG is gearing up for a big year. Not only are they rumored to be entering the wearables game with both a fitness wristband and a smartwatch, but they are also reportedly planning to release the LG G3 in the first half of 2014 — perhaps as early as MWC.

    Now a new report from Korean website Naver suggests that LG might be preparing a second high-end device for release early this year, the LG G Pro 2. According to Daishin Securities analyst John Park, the G Pro 2 will likely be released sometime around March, which seems to indicate that LG could be preparing to announce the handset at MWC. If this proves true, that means LG could be preparing a massive showing at MWC with two new wearables, the LG G Pro 2 and perhaps even the LG G3.

    So what else do we know about the alleged G Pro 2? Nothing really. Currently there are no reports on what to expect from the handset, feature-wise. The big question is whether the LG G Pro 2 can provide a more worthy Note competitor than the first generation model. Hopefully we’ll know more one way or another in the next couple of months.

    What do you think, excited by the idea of a new G Pro handset or not?

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    Comments

    • MasterMuffin

      I’d bet for a 5.5″ 1440p display. Also I don’t believe that G3 would be announced so soon

      • Chris Martinelli

        It might even be bigger. The trend is to go bigger with each gen, and last years pro model was 5.5.

        • MasterMuffin

          5.7″ with really small bezels at most I’d say

          • jjordan

            I would like to see a 5.8 incher with QHD and a 4000 mah removeable battery, S805 CPU, 16MP camera with ois, no soft keys please, 32g and 64g internal and SD card slot…leave the knock on feature

            • MasterMuffin

              QHD, well that’s something xD

            • jjordan

              That’s what 2k screens should be called or at least 1440p because as we all know 1080p is 2k

            • MasterMuffin

              You do know that qHD means 540×960? :D

            • Bishop

              That’s qHD (quarter HD) not QHD (Quad HD) :D… The other one wasn’t heavily marketed anyways so QHD is fine lol.

            • MasterMuffin

              I just thought people would get confused, but you made a good point. Not many people know qHD anyway so QHD is fine :)

          • Dave Weinstein

            why say that? based upon what evidence?

            • MasterMuffin

              Absolute 0 evidence, like any guessing and rumors. I’m not stating these as facts

      • Dave Weinstein

        it’s possible that they’ll go for a 5.5″ 2K display. their display division actually makes a screen with those specs already.

        • MasterMuffin

          I know, that’s what my guess was based on. Now that Oppo revealed that Find 7 will have 1440p 5.5″ display, it means that LG is ready to mass produce it!

      • germin Sam

        Gus Gus Gus…. Gusta!

    • geel

      Only half a year between presentations G2 and G3? Bad idea. As G2 owner, I wait for KitKat update and expect for Android 5.0 on my device late this year.

      • Chris Martinelli

        This is the G2 pro, not the G3. Successor to the Optimus G Pro 5.5 inch model. It’s a 6 month cycle.

        Anyhow as a happy G2 owner I would be happy if it were the G3 coming 6 months later. progress is a good thing. A new G3 doesn’t make your G2 any less nice.

        Also, KitKAt is out solid and stable for all G2 models. http://download.cyanogenmod.org

      • Dave Weinstein

        ummm. right answer, but wrong reason.

        the sensibilities of G2 owners aren’t high on anybody’s list, and it doesn’t make sense to roll out a new generation without there being a significant jump forward with several technologies.

        usually, that means about a 10 month (often stretched to 12) cycle between generations. it takes a while to get a new processor, screen, camera and a bonus (like NFC, a fingerprint scanner, etc.). if you leave out one of these component upgrades, you get a tepid release, if you leave out 2, everybody yawns.

        BTW, don’t hold your breathe for a 5.0 update for the G2. I wouldn’t expect more than 1 update from LG and count yourself lucky if you get that. Also, the 6-8 month delay you’ll see waiting for the update will be due to them adding in all the junkware that you want to strip out upon arrival. Unfortunately, they have a history of locking that junk in so tightly that you can’t get rid of it.

        The G2 is a popular model with a LOT of open source support. You’re better off loading CM on it than waiting for LG. In general, LG’s good with the hardware, but leave the software for Google (Nexus and GPe) or custom ROM builders (CM, PA, AOKP, etc.)

        • Herb_Eaversmells

          Lol the update has already rolled out for the Korean market, no one will have to wait 6-8 months. And I’d rather wait for an official release from LG which will be undeniabley more stable than any stock rom.

          • Dave Weinstein

            Oh? When did 4.4 ship? I think it was September, and now it’s January and you still don’t have an update.4+ months and counting so far. When it does come, it will be at the direction of your carrier, with all the features they don’t want you to have stripped out and lots of junk you can’t delete added in. Additionally, it will be locked to tight so you can’t fix those problems.

            • Herb_Eaversmells

              I have the unlocked international version, my carrier has nothing to do with the update.

      • truth_cutz

        Good luck with that…I’ve had sat around and waited on an update. I’d still be on 4.1 (G Pro)

    • Bishop

      This is much better than offering a G3 so soon. Glad to see that LG will be offering a phablet.

      • Joshua Hill

        Because with a 5.2″ smartphone they need a tabone version too??? Hardly seems worth the time to me.

        • Bishop

          It’s not about just bringing in a larger phone, it’s so that LG can stay competative with the ever changing phone market while not having to wait an entire year until G3.

          • Joshua Hill

            So what your saying is this allows them to essentially release a G3 sooner even if they don’t call it that. Seems to be in direct contradiction to your initial statement, ‘This is much better than offering a G3 so soon’.

            • Bishop

              No, because an LG G2 Pro, probably at 5.7 inches, will be a different phone and targeted at a bit different audience than the G2′s target audience.

              They don’t need to replace the G2 with a similar G3 at this point. LG needs to keep building it’s image in the phone market with the G2. If they release a G3 so soon, they will essential stop gaining recognition from the G2 and they would have to move the focus to the G3, while convining people that own a G2 to upgrade. If they release nothing until the fall of 2014, other OEM’s will take all the headlines with improved specs. The LG G2 Pro allows LG to offer all the soon to be latest specs, while bringing competition into the phablet category.

              It’s easier for a G2 and a G2 Pro to coexist than a G2 and a G3 in such a short time.

            • Joshua Hill

              So now your saying it is about screen size. See what I’ve been saying about contradictions???

              I’ll go back to my original statement, hardly seems worth the time or effort IMO when they already have a 5.2″ device.

            • Bishop

              I said “It’s NOT about just bringing in a larger phone”

    • Scott

      Id love to see a g pro 3, With a stylus, undercutting the price of samsung.

    • Timmy

      I love my G2 and if a G3 comes out, so be it. Knock On and rear buttons are so much better than I expected. A 5.7″ or 5.8″ device with no bezels like the G2 would be sweet.

    • macho9556

      Ive been waiting for news of the G pro 2 for a while now. In fact i held off in getting the G2 for this specific reason. The writer states that he hopes it gives the note series more competition…… HELLO!!!! the original g pro swept, wiped and mopped the floor with the note 2. The g pro beat the note 2 in every category hands down!!!! Its just not as recognized as the note series, but it will. Who remembers samsung s1 or s2….. took samsung to bring out s3 to really get recognized. LG accomplished that with the first Optimus G and then again with the G Pro. I can only imagine what the g pro 2 will bring, itll prob make the note 3 look like a kids toy

    • moti

      samsungpast

    • moti

      better update the g pro optimus to g2 pro to compete the note 3 , most importent speed to 2.3 ghz, maybe 3500 mhz battery. this is a phablet not phone. the pair g2 and g2 pro phablet will go together beutifully. do not realese any g3 phone anytime soon , not necesery as g2 is at least 6-8 months ahead of competitores.i will excpect the g3 with the same dimentions as g2 with 4K resulotion , faster engine and 3500 mhz battery and yes back buttons in twelve month since g2 realese , I will keep going with lg. I will be happy to see anther g2 variant with dual sim card.

    • macho9556

      Ive been waiting for news of the G pro 2 for a while now. In fact i held off in getting the G2 for this specific reason. The writer states that he hopes it gives the note series more competition…… HELLO!!!! the original g pro swept, wiped and mopped the floor with the note 2. The g pro beat the note 2 in every category hands down!!!! Its just not as recognized as the note series, but it will. Who remembers samsung s1 or s2….. took samsung to bring out s3 to really get recognized. LG accomplished that with the first Optimus G and then again with the G Pro. I can only imagine what the g pro 2 will bring, itll prob make the note series look like a kids toy again

    • Andrew White

      Screen dimension to external physical size should be a major consideration for any maker today, where the software and much of the hardware is so similar, up to a point.
      Afterall as consumers, physical access and portability and how pretty a device appears, can really make a sale.
      Many of us who want cutting edge tech (those that love to be fed info from great sites, like this one) seem to ignore a major or minor shortcoming or two, particularly if we are buying into something that has bragging rights.
      Why Sony, Samsung, HTC, many Chinese brands and now LG want to produce anything bigger than 5.5″ eludes me. A waste of developmental resources.

    • Jo

      I think the LG G2 is the best smarphone ever produced ( LG G2

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