LG has announced the LG G2 Mini, a trimmed down, lower spec’d version of what was perhaps one of the best smartphones of 2013 in LG G2. The phone will be unveiled to the world at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
However, unlike the G2 which was a game changer in several aspects, the G2 Mini from the specs standpoint doesn’t look all that appealing. LG seems to have followed the trend of simply trimming down everything to fit an LG G2 in smaller chassis and called it the LG G2 Mini, a route that the likes of HTC and Samsung have taken previously unlike Xperia Z1 Compact which pretty much replicated the specs of the Xperia Z1 except a smaller screen.
The G2 Mini comes with a rather miserly 4.7 Inch qHD 540X960 Resolution display which in the day and age where 720P is the minimum a user looks for is disappointing to say the least. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 400 SoC with each of the quad cores running at 1.2 Ghz. The rear camera is 8 MP. The phone has an internal memory of 8 GB with expansion possible via micro SD card and 1 GB RAM. There is 2440 mAh battery which is removable. The phone will ship with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box and have all the features such as Knock On in it.
In terms of physical looks, the device is the exact replica of the G2, only with components made smaller. The phone is expected to be launched in Russia first with Asia and Latin America getting the device in April. With such pitiful specs, it should be a no brainer for LG to really aggressively price the G2 Mini. What that will be, definitely awaits to be seen.