South Korea's LG has made a mark in the connected device business by introducing the G Flex, Nexus 5 and G2 lately. Not so long ago, LG was seen as a mediocre handset manufacturer. But after the coming of G2, LG's most talked about Android-powered phone, things got better and better.
This year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), LG has once again stunned consumers by announcing its much anticipated Android-based phone, the G Pro 2. The LG G Pro 2 is a legitimate successor to G Pro, which was announced in 2013. The G Pro 2 features a massive 5.9-inch Full HD display and runs the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile OS.
Further, the company introduces a miniature version of its flagship handset, the G2 Mini. LG says the G 2 mini will appeal to new generation of smartphone owners.
Beyond flagship handsets, LG revealed its update to date L series III budget smartphones. LG's L series III consist of mid-to-low end Android-based handsets made for fast growing emerging markets.
LG At MWC 2014: LG G Pro 2, G2 Mini and L series III smartphones
Let's take a look at the specs and features in detail.
LG G Pro 2: Samsung Galaxy S5 killer?
The G Pro 2 is a follow up of much loved handset, the original G Pro. The G Pro 2, as the name suggest, will be much powerful and sophisticated, when compared to its predecessor. The phone comes with a 5.9-inch Full HD display, a quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB /32GB of internal storage, and a 3,200mAh battery life. The handset is being powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat with LG's own native UX user interface (UI) on the top of it. Moreover, it features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS+ feature. The handset appears to be decent. But the real question in front of is that whether LG's attempt would be enough to break Samsung's path winning streak. Later in the day, Samsung will unveil its fifth-generation heavy-duty phone, the Galaxy S5, at the MWC 2014.
LG G2 mini: Will you buy it?
After the grand success of G2, LG is on a mission to introduce the mini version of its current flagship handset to larger audiences. The LG G2 mini features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display having a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. LG says the G2 mini will be made available in two hardware variants: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE) /3G or the 1.7GHz Nvidia Quad Core Tegra 4i (LTE version). The makers behind the G2 mini have added 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be later expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. There's an 8-MP / 13-MP (Nvidia Tegra version) shooter on the back with Auto Focus and a single LED flash. The rear-facing camera can record videos in Full HD (1080p). Also add a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for taking selfies. The G2 Mini comes with a 2,440mAh battery fitted inside. This mid-range phone incorporates user-friendly UX features found in LG's premium G Series flagship models, such as Guest Mode, Plug & Pop, Clip Tray and Capture Plus.
LG L series III budget smartphones
If you think, LG isn't interested in catering to masses then you might be thinking wrong. The LG L series III budget series features three low-to-mid end handsets: L90 (4.7-inch), L70 (4.5-inch) and L40 (3.5-inch). All three phones sport Android 4.4.4 Kitkat with new KnockOn software. All three handsets feature a dual-core chipsets. We expect them to be priced low to better compete with low-end Android-based handsets.