LG's new flagship smartphone sports powerful hardware and special security features for business users. The phablet packs a huge, 5.9-inch display and top-tier hardware, including a speedy Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM. It also features LG's trademark multitasking software, as well as a unique way to unlock the device, via a series of finger taps on the phone's screen. This offers increased security without the need for cumbersome passcodes.
LG is expected to announce an exact U.S. release date for the newly unveiledG Pro 2 at Mobile World Congress 2014 next week. But whenever the device hits store shelves, it's set to become one of the top smartphones available, and a solid pick for business users. Read on for three features that could make LG's new phablet ready for work.
If you use your smartphone for work, security is a top concern. But conventional methods of locking down your phone can be a burden, forcing you to re-enter a passcode every time you want to use your phone or check on a notification. The G Pro 2 features an alternative solution called Knock Code, with which you can unlock your phone by registering a unique sequence of taps on the screen. You can tap your code on any part of the display, whether it's turned on or off, to unlock it in a hurry. It's a more convenient way to keep your device secure, especially for business users who store sensitive or confidential client information on their phones.
The G Pro 2's pocket-stretching, 5.9-inch display is a boon for business devices; many compact smartphones are just too cramped for true productivity. Even basic business tasks such as reading and responding to email can be more comfortable on a big displaywith a large, virtual keyboard. Meanwhile, with a software feature called "Mini View," you can temporarily shrink the active portion of the display down to between 3.4 inches and 4.7 inches for easier one-handed use.
What good is a large display if your smartphone doesn't offer software so you can really take advantage of that extra size? The G Pro 2's Dual Browser mode lets you run two apps at oncein a split-screen view for better multitasking. That's a plus for business users who need to juggle tasks such as responding to email while conducting research in a Web browser. Other software features will also come in handy for business users: Content Lock, for example, lets you lock specific files and folders so users can only open them with a unique password.