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LG quietly confirms new flagship phone will debut next month

Published Jan 27th, 2014 6:30PM EST
LG G Pro 2 Launch

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In addition to presenting its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2013, LG on Monday issued a small press release to confirm the name of its next flagship handset – the LG G Pro 2, as previously rumored – revealing that the handset will be unveiled at some point in February, likely at the MWC 2014 show that will take place in Barcelona, Spain at the end of next month. Just like the G2, the G Pro 2 will not have “Optimus” as part of its name.

The company did not mention any specs for the G Pro 2, nor did it release any press images of the device, choosing to brag with flagship device sales in South Korea instead. LG said that the Optimus G, the Optimus G Pro (image above) and the G2 have each topped 1 million sales in the region. LG also said it sold over 13 million Android handsets worldwide during Q4 2013.

Previous reports revealed that the G Pro 2 will have a 6-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor 3GB of RAM, LTE-Advanced connectivity and Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box. Furthermore, the handset is expected to have a fingerprint scanner, although these features are yet to be confirmed by LG. The phone is expected to be LG’s alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 high-end smartphone.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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