LG has reportedly set the launch date of the LG G2 Pro for the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), which begins February 24. The LG G3 will follow shortly after with a launch in May, according to the International Business Times (IBT).
Competition Fueling Shorter Release Cycles
Previously, it was anticipated that the LG G3 would be the next phone offered after the G2 was released in September last year, however LG has chosen to offer a refreshed version of its flagship phone in the interim. The LG G2 Pro will be launched at the MWC, the same event that Samsung is rumored to be launching the Samsung Galaxy S5. IBT speculates that the move “might be a preemptive strike against rival Samsung,” whose phones are a big market competitor for LG. Competition is fueling “shorter cycles for the whole industry,” tech blogger Eldar Murtazin tweeted, in relation to reports of an earlier-than-expected iPhone 6 release.
Difference Between LG G2 Pro and LG G3
With two phones coming out within such a short period, LG is only adding a few new features to the G2 Pro, and saving the real upgrades for its next flagship release, the LG G3. Both phones are reported to have HD display, although the Pro misses out on the 2K Quad HD (QHD) resolution that the G3 will be equipped with, instead sporting a 1080p resolution screen, according to Trusted Reviews. The screen size for the LG G2 Pro is reportedly six inches, on the verge of being a phablet, while the G3 will only see a small increase in size, from 5.2 inches to 5.5 inches.
Both phones are expected to run on Android KitKat and have upgraded internals, including 3 GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU on the Pro and the G3 expected to pack the powerful Odin Octa-Core CPU. Tech Radar reports that biometrics may also be a feature on the new phones, with fingerprint scanning a possibility for both the LG G2 Pro and the G3.
LG also looks to be entering the wearable market, according to IBT. The G Arch smartwatch and the G Health fitness tracker are also set for release after the Pro at MWC. Wearable technology is a new venture for LG, but there is significant competition in the field with Google, Samsung, and Sony already promoting related offerings in the market.
Would you upgrade to the G2 Pro with the G3 just around the corner?
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