First indication that LG might be working on a smaller version of the LG G2 appeared back in December last year. As it usually happens in such cases, there was an outburst of rumors and speculations feeding our creative minds with ideas about the phone. Now we don’t have to imagine things any more, since the LG G2 Mini was officially announced today sporting mid-range specs and low resolution screen. Of course, we still expect the phone to be showcased at MWC next week, but it won’t have many secrets to reveal.
LG G2 Mini Compact Smartphone
The LG G2 Mini is a spitting image of its bigger brother, the current company’s flagship LG G2, from its extremely narrow bezels to the specific back-mounted power button and volume rocker. The phone is actually not as mini as you could imagine from the name. The screen measures 4.7 inches diagonally, but thanks to thin bezels the device is quite compact. However, LG immensely cut down on pixel density. The screen resolution is 540 x 960 pixels which works out to 234 ppi – almost half of what the regular G2 has to offer.
The G2 Mini is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400, though some markets are likely to get Tegra 4i chip. Other features include 1GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2,440 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
The LG G2 Mini will hit the market in March first in Russia and neighboring countries, followed by a release in the Netherlands and Belgium. Finally, the phone will go on sale in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and the rest of Europe. There is no word on pricing yet, but the device is expected to be sold at around €300 – €400, which is an equivalent of $412 – $550.