Feb 04 AT 12:18 AM Alex Wagner 13 Comments

LG talks G Pro 2 camera, says 13-megapixel sensor and OIS Plus tech included


Device manufacturers are always looking for ways to make their products stand out in the sea of smartphones that is the wireless market. One of the more popular features to focus on in recent years has been screen size, with companies using increasingly large screens on their handsets to get them some attention. Now that we’ve seen 6-inch and larger handsets hit the market, though, phone makers are turning to other features to make their hardware unique. Cameras have become an area of interest for many firms, including Sony and HTC, and now it looks like LG sees the smartphone shooter as a way to help its next flagship phone stand out.

LG tonight shared some details on the camera that will come equipped on the G Pro 2. The device’s rear camera will be of the 13-megapixel variety and will feature “OIS Plus” technology, which LG explains describes as step up from the regular ol’ OIS found on the G2 that can use shake correction to ensure that a user’s photos turn out blur-free. OIS Plus is also said to be capable of churning out crisp photos when used in a dark environment.

In addition to its OIS Plus tech, LG says that the G Pro 2′s rear shooter will feature support for capturing both slow motion and Ultra HD (3840×2160) video. Meanwhile, the G Pro 2′s front-facing shooter will be of the 2.1-megapixel variety and is said to offer improved performance over its predecessor.

The LG G Pro 2 is slated to make its official debut sometime this month. Details on the device’s specs are light, save for this newly-revealed camera info, but it seems likely that the G Pro 2 will at least feature a phablet-sized 1080p display and a quad-core processor. Now we just have to wait for LG’s announcement of the G Pro 2 so that we can learn when we’ll be able to snag a unit of our own and put that OIS Plus tech to the test.

Source: LG

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  • redraider133

    Good, I love how these companies are putting more focus on the cameras in their devices. Good to see this welcome change!

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      Totally agreed. I read on another blog that this should be an implementation via software and not necessarily hardware. If that’s the case I hope G2 users (a new G2 owner, on Verizon, cheapest Snapdragon 800 you can get right now off contract at $500, bumped up from the $450 price it was for weeks unfortunately) can get in on this software enhancement.

      • steve

        The Nexus has a 800 snapdragon 349 and 399 with 32gb

        • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

          I’m on Verizon… Nexus doesn’t work on Verizon. But no worries, got my wife the Nexus 5 32 GB and put her on Straight Talk since she doesn’t use near as much data as I do.

      • Mr.Me

        I hope it’s software too. Btw $500 for off contract? I brought mine for $280 mint condition.

        • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

          Nice find! yeah, $500 for off contract. Was $599 or 699 when it first came out, dropped to $449 for awhile, then bumped back up to $499.

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  • Mr.Me

    Is the “OIS Plus” hardware or can it be added to the G2 via software upgrade?

  • steve

    I really would like to give LG a try. I would consider upgrading my Note 2 to the pro 2 phablet,if it comes with an spen. Why does only Samsung have pen support?

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      Just wait, I’m sure someone will start implementing a pen at one point. Most people I know with a Note 2 or 3 don’t even use the pen most of the time, they just like the size of the screen and internals (mainly, battery life).

  • donger

    Good specs.