LG’s flagship G2 is getting a smaller version. Aptly named the LG G2 mini, this 4.7-inch device is claimed to be the company’s first compact smartphone and comes with most of the G2’s UX interface features.

Even though it’s named after a flagship device, the LG G2 mini is not just scaled down in size, but in hardware specs as well. It’s more like a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini to the Galaxy S4 and less like a powerful Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to the Xperia Z1. At least the software side is up-to-date with Android 4.4 KitKat. As for the design, the LG G2 mini does closely resemble its bigger brother, complete with the signature rear buttons.

LG G2 mini Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD (540×960 qHD), ~234ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD support
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G, HSPA+ and/or LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • NFC (LTE version only)
  • Dimensions: 129.6 x 66 x 9.8mm
  • Weight: 121g
  • Removable 2440mAh battery

The specs above are for the 3G and LTE version of the Snapdragon-powered LG G2 mini. Another version will also be launched that utilizes a 1.7GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4i with LTE and a 13-megapixel main camera. The handset will also vary according to single and dual-SIM configurations.

UX features to appear in the LG G2 mini include the Plug & Pop (which displays appropriate apps whenever you plug in an accessory), Guest Mode (limited phone access and capabilities for other users), Clip Tray (clipboard for pictures, texts, and links for easy sharing and copy-pasting), and Capture Plus (taking screen shots of a full web page instead of what’s just displayed on the screen).

Depending on region, color variants are red, gold, titan black, and lunar white. The LG G2 mini will have its global debut at the Mobile World Congress 2014, with a global rollout due in March. No pricing information is available at the moment, but we do hope it’s priced appropriately for the lower midrange market.

[Source: LG]

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