The not-so-mini LG G2 Mini announced

lg g2 mini

There’s something to be said about the definition of the word “mini” when 4.7-inch devices fit under that category in this day and age. That’s exactly what the LG G2 Mini is, though, with LG announcing its existence ahead of Mobile World Congress. The device obviously takes some cues from the big brother it’s named after, including that ever-so-important set of buttons on the rear.

Under the hood, though, this couldn’t be any further from what the LG G2 brought us (as is usually the case with these little guys). The specs aren’t terribly exciting, though we’re still grateful as they could have been much worse. Here’s the scoop on the specs:

  • Chipset: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE) / MSM8226 (3G) / 1.7GHz Nvidia Quad Core Tegra 4i (LATAM LTE version)
  • Display: 4.7-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
  • Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / SD Card Slot
  • Camera: Rear 8.0MP / 13.0MP (LATAM LTE version) / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,440mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size: 129.6 x 66.0 x 9.8mm
  • Weight: 121g
  • Network: Cat. 4 & VoLTE / Cat. 3(LATAM), HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, NFC (4G LTE version only)

We’re a tad concerned that a 4.7-inch display doesn’t have at least 720p resolution, though we can’t quite complain about everything else (especially if LG is looking to price it attractively). The LG G2 Mini will be offered up in “Titan Black,” “Lunar White,” red, and gold, though we’re reminded that availability for each color depends on your market and carrier.

As for availability? It’ll start rolling out next month, and should be headed for the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Europe — sorry, folks, North America isn’t invited. We’re sure LG will be toting these bad boys to Mobile World Congress next week, so we’ll be seeking them out to bring you hands-on impressions. Keep it tuned to Phandroid for those goods once that time comes.

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  • J Cav the Great

    LG G2 Mini? More like LG G2 anemic!!!

  • domatau

    they should’ve at least made the screen 720p. 540p on 4.7″ seems like low-end spec in addition to the rest.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    That’s just turrible

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  • Timbo1

    Bummer too bad they didn’t take a page from Sony’s book and release a compact phone to compete with the Z1 Compact :/

  • JasonWhite

    Maybe Kit Kat for its big brother will release when it does.

    Being 2 versions behind a smaller version of the same phone (with worse specs) would make my heart hurt :-(

  • Robabobbob

    The resolution is the let down, shame cos the rest of it sounds nice :(

  • RobWild

    8GB ‘s of ram? Wow… IMHO that isn’t even enough for entry level folks who will not clean caches or root to run slim roms. Just my two cents, but, that’s not enough dad! (Step Brothers ref)

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      Here’s $20 for pizza. No pay-per-view!

  • phinn

    4.7″ with minimal bezel is the perfect size phone (e.g. Moto X).

    • Joseph Kool

      4.3″ is much better. Compare the size of the s4 mini and motox and you’ll see where I’m coming from.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    The only thing mini about that is the storage space and the resolution and the ram. Wait is this a phone from 4 years ago?

  • Joseph Kool

    Can somebody please make a phone with a 4″-4.3″ display, decent specs and make it available on AT&T? The S4 mini would be nice if AT&T would get off their fat @$$es and offer it to their customers.

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      How could a huge company like AT&T never have made the S4 Mini available to people?