Rumor: LG to kill the G Pro line, focus more on G4

by: Matthew BensonDecember 8, 2014
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When it comes to phablets, few – if any – will forget the Galaxy Note series. These days, Apple has also been seeing some positive power. For some however, LG is the place to be, and the G Pro line has provided all that the mainstay G series has lacked, namely a luxuriously large screen.

Despite rumors persisting of an LG G Pro 3, there is now talk that the company’s new management has decided to scrap the line all together, instead opting to focus on the G4 as the core flagship.

While the news hasn’t been confirmed by LG itself, suffice to say it wouldn’t come as a surprise if/when it does: the original Optimus G Pro was created as a larger counterpart to the original G. The G Pro 2, with its 5.9 inch screen, also gave glorious glances compared to the 5.0 inch screen on the standard G2. But the G3 has a 5.5 inch screen, and thus it’s technically a phablet already. For LG to pour resources into making something only marginally larger with similar specs would mean a lot of extra time and resources spent for a product that wouldn’t have a proper place. On the other hand, LG could try to make a 6 inch+ device (Galaxy Mega anyone?) but that’s probably out of the mainstream reach.

Still, with recent talk of the G Flex 2 starting to ramp up, perhaps there is still some magic left to long for!

  • Haseeb

    FYI, the G2 has a 5.2 inch screen, and I would love LG not to increase the screen size any further with the G4 but focus on the quality and features of the device instead.

    • Walter White

      I agree. The screens are about as good as it can be for a while.

    • Akki

      I agree too!! Although I own OnePlus One, but its still bigger than other fones, but the display size, I love large display cuz I recently use Xperia P and it was quite handy! But the display seems to be small!

      So in order to maintain handy ability and screen size ratio, G3 is the best fones around in the phablet series!

      I wonder How MKBHD give Note 4 and Iphones 6 as best Phablet of 2014…?? :?

      • Terrence Thompkins

        The Note 4 is definitely the phablet of the year. IPhone 6, not so much.

    • SamG

      the form factor of G2 and G3 are great.
      I hope they make one G4 based on G3’s screen and 2k display, and another G4 medium based on G2 form factor and 1080p display :)

  • MasterMuffin

    The Pro series didn’t sell that well, so I believe this rumor. Also the screen size fact (which makes me doubt the wild rumors that Galaxy S6 would have 5.6″ screen, that’s just stupid)

    • Anonymousfella

      G Pro couldn’t win against the Note so they’ll focus on G line which is their best chance against the S line. Goog thinking imo

  • guest qwe

    The pro line is the better devices, removable battery, SD, top specs. They just made them bigger and didn’t advertise them at all.

    Heck, g pro 2 didn’t even get released in the US, and the optimus g pro was released exclusive to AT&T with zero advertising. I have the ogp and it’s a great device, sad they are going with the line that gets rid of the good bits.

    I really don’t think lg knows what they are doing.

  • Jayesh Soni

    go with g3

  • They should make the G Flex the official phablet line.

    • MasterMuffin

      Agreed!

    • Moey

      i think thats the idea…

  • crutchcorn

    I’m kinda glad for this… But I still like big screens as well… :( Hope they make another one that has a stylus that can PWN the Note 4

  • shamatuu

    good move on them

  • Will S.

    I’d love to see them invest the resources from the G-Pro line to a decent smartphone line below 5″…

  • Karly Johnston

    LG is going to overtake Shamsung mobile in profit sooner than i thought. They actually learned the lesson of not throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks.

  • Kyle Ong

    The pro line is a cheaper alternate to Note (minus s pen)
    I guess focusing on some main lines will allow better resources
    entry level – all the L, …
    mid level – Optimus ? G Beat?
    flag – G series
    innivative – Flex