One-upsmanship is one word for a wonderfully vague press release highlighting two features of the upcoming G Pro 2. Another is desperation, but I’ll leave it to you to decide which.
In a press release not-so-subtly timed to draw attention away from Samsung’s announcement of a February press conference, LG focused on the unique camera features of the company’s upcoming phablet, the G Pro 2. One, dubbed “OIS plus,” is an enhanced version of the optical image stabilization found in the G2. LG said this new solution improves upon the original by pairing better hardware with software that eliminates tremors, resulting in a smoother image. The new setup also enhances low-light performance, the company said.
Spec-wise, the LG said the camera will be capable of shooting 1.4 speed slow motion video in HD, and continuous shooting (burst mode) at ultra-HD (3840×2160) resolution. For selfies, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera with “improved performance” is also present.
I’ll withhold judgment, but from what I’ve seen of the LG G 2 Pro, it just looks like a bigger G2. I suppose that’s the point, but I wonder if the new device’s features will sufficiently differentiate it from its smartphone sibling. (Its looks certainly won’t.)
The G Pro 2 will launch sometime later this month.