LG G Pro 2 to have 13-megapixel camera, OIS Plus, and 4K video recording mode

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Check out our review of the LG G Pro 2 smartphone.

LG hasn’t been shy about revealing a few choice details concerning the G Pro 2, its next major smartphone release, which we’re expecting to launch before the end of the month. Having already confirmed the existence of the phone, LG has now announced it’ll come with a 13-megapixel camera equipped with a new technology called OIS Plus.

OIS stands for Optical Image Stabilization, a camera feature seen in several smartphones from Nokia and Sony, along with the LG G2. The clever lens setup eliminates blur caused by camera shaking, and allows the aperture to stay open a little longer, improving its low-light performance. Exactly how OIS Plus improves the system isn’t stated.

The news comes from an official LG blog post, where several other G Pro 2 camera features are discussed. It’ll be capable of shooting “Ultra HD” video, which at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, is one several pixel counts which falls into 4K territory. A slow motion mode will be onboard, along with a 20-frame burst mode. The front camera will clock in at 2.1 megapixels, and unusually, it may have a flash. The post is in Korean and the translation isn’t very clear about this, so we could be mistaken.

So, we know the G Pro 2 is coming, and now we know it’ll have a 13-megapixel camera with OIS Plus. A leak also shows the G Pro 2 may have the same rear-mounted controls seen on the G2. It all sounds exciting, but the one feature we’re still not sure about is the G Pro 2’s screen resolution. Will it have another 1080p panel, or will the device come with a 2560 x 1440 pixel count, making it one of the first 1440p resolution smartphones to go on sale? 

The G Pro 2 will probably be one of LG’s top announcements during Mobile World Congress at the end of the month, where it will now almost certainly have to do battle with the Galaxy S5.


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