LG Electronics announced availability of its G Pro 2 phablet, with initial launches in Asian markets including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Unveiled ahead of Mobile World Congress last month, the device has a 5.9-inch full HD display, 2.26GHz quadcore Qualcomm processor, and includes LTE support.
Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG’s Mobile Communications unit, said: “Asian consumers have been the biggest fans of smartphones with displays over five inches and we wanted to make sure that the G Pro 2 exceeded their high expectations.”
Among the features highlighted was Knock Code, which enables customers to power on and unlock devices by tapping on the display. The vendor said that “with more than 80,000 possible combinations and no fingerprint streaks”, Knock Code offers a greater level of security over other methods.
LG also said the G Pro 2 is the first device to offer a 13MP camera with “OIS+ (optical image stabiliser plus)”, as well as 120fps HD video recording and slow-motion playback with adjustable speed, and 4K ultra HD recording.
Availability details for specific markets will be announced locally.