As expected, the LG G Pro 2 has been unveiled earlier today in Korea. The gadget packs quite a punch, as it features a 5.9 inch display with Full HD resolution, 3 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU. It’s quite a powerful beast, and it has the potential to “steal” some of Samsung’s profits, at least until Sammy brings out the big guns – a.k.a. the Galaxy S5.
Regardless, the big question now is when we will get to see the G Pro 2 hitting the shelves, and where. If you’re interested in the G Pro 2, then join us below and we’ll tell you what we know concerning the smartphone’s release.
LG G Pro 2 US Release Time-Frame Unveiled?
According to Cho Sung Ha, head of Korea sales at LG’s mobile segment, the G Pro 2 will hit the Korean market by the end of February. However, other parts of Asia -where there’s a high demand for phablets- will get the Pro 2 sometime starting with March.
Afterwards, the G Pro 2 will finally make its way towards the US and Europe. In the States, according to “high level LG officials” cited by the Korean Media, LG’s second phablet will apparently not go on sale before April.
According to LG’s surveys, phablets are sought after mostly in Asia, where most consumers prefer devices that offer 5.5 inch (give or take) screens. In the US, consumers tend to go for devices that measure roughly 5.2 inches, while European customers tend to be more interested in 5 inch smartphones.
Needless to say, LG will first release the G Pro 2 where it’s needed the most, and it will take at least a couple of months before the device will be globally available. We’re wondering how this will affect the sales figures, as the Galaxy S5 will most likely be available on the global market by April. Any thoughts?