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LG G2 mini unveiled with a 4.7" display and Tegra 4i CPU, release date is pegged for March

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LG G2 mini unveiled with a 4.7" display and Tegra 4i CPU, release date is pegged for March

LG has been teasing us for a while that a scaled-down version of its G2 flagship is in the works, and today the G2 mini is finally official. Just like with Samsung's "mini" versions, LG's munchkin seems to capitalize on the popularity of its larger namesake, as the specs are nothing to really write home about. 

The LG G2 mini will be arriving with a 4.7" LCD panel and 540x960 pixels of qHD resolution, clocking in at 234ppi pixel density - quite a departure from the 1080p display on the G2. The phone will be powered by a modest Snapdragon 400 processor, while there will be a variant with Tegra 4i system chip, too, likely to be the first phone shipping with NVIDIA's new CPU. Since both 3G and LTE versions of the phone are on tap, we'd wager to bet that's where the difference in chipsets stems from.

LG G2 mini teaser

LG G2 mini teaser

LG G2 mini comes with an 8 MP rear camera, and a 1.3 MP front-facing unit. RAM memory is pegged at 1 GB, while the built-in storage is just 8 GB, though with an added microSD slot for expansion.The dimensions are 129.6 x 66 x 9.6 mm, so it's about the size of the Optimus L9 II, but with the signature rear buttons placement. LG, however, slid a removable, 2440 mAh battery in the phone, so at least the stellar endurance of the G2 might be carried over to the mini version, given the spec sheet.

There will be a dual SIM LG G2 mini as well, hinting that the handset will see the light of day predominantly in emerging markets. Its release date is pegged for Russia in March, and then for April in the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. 

All in all, the G2 mini shapes up to be in the lower midrange category, and will hopefully be priced accordingly, as the spec gap with the G2 is rather drastic. At least it will be running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. What do you think?

source: GSMInfo.nl via TheVerge

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posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:23 8

1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Dang..I was hoping this would be a Z1 Compact contender. Oh well.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:25 9

2. alterecho (Posts: 1071; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Z1 Compact is in a league of its own.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:29 3

15. Planterz (Posts: 650; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yep. It's the only "mini" that lives up to its bigger brother's name.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:42

30. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2113; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Droid Mini.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:36 1

17. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


It's more of a Moto G contender.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:21

28. tadaa (Posts: 231; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


heck the moto g even has an hd screen. i bet this thing won't be priced anywhere near the moto g's price

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:57 1

31. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


And probably a smaller bloatware. But this has a bigger battery, slightly bigger screen, better cam, and expandable memory. For a lower mid-range, what's not to love?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 20:53

45. tadaa (Posts: 231; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


this won't be in lower midrange. this will be midrange in terms of pricing all throughout. probably a tad more than the s4 mini

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 09:08

33. mobi_user (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


Moto G has changed the competion.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:32

3. salaal (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


300$ for the tegra 4i 250$ for snapdragon 400?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:37 2

4. mottykels (Posts: 365; Member since: 15 May 2013)


4.7 ? And lg call it lg g2 mini? How about g pro 2 mini a 5.4" display? Oh come on!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:57

38. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G2 has 5.2" screen size
LG G2 mini has just 4.7" screen so YES ITS A MINI !

2008 your smartphone screen'size is about 3-3.5" !

now Smartphone'screen has even bigger than 5"

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:42

5. ScottSchneider (Posts: 312; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


WTF LG... 4.7 qHD, SD 400, 8MP...
U let Z1C take the Compact Crown...

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:43 4

6. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Mini that comes with 4.7 inch screen? HAHAHAH

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:46 3

7. surethom (Posts: 231; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Low spec & ONLY 8gb, is pathetic NO phone should have les than 16GB of memory, this should have the same specs as the MASSIVE one. Also LG a 4.7" screen phone is not a mini, phone 4.3" to 4.5" is a mini phone.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 05:53 2

8. mokhtar (Posts: 198; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


looks like bulls**t .. 4.7 i will go to htc one or z1 compact , iphone 5s
so ugly

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:59

41. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


DON'T FORGET THE CHEAPER PRICE!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:00 1

9. umerkhan (Posts: 19; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Disapointment from LG..4.7 inch nd not even 720 it sucks..they should have included 1.5 GB ram as well atleast..

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:58

39. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


DON'T FORGET THE CHEAPER PRICE!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:00

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2911; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I wonder why all lg smartphone announcements are so pathetic

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:06 2

11. tango_charlie (Posts: 74; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


So the LG G2 Mini is basically a LG L90 with smaller battery?! LOL. The L90 has the same specs, but comes with a larger battery and will probably cost less than the Mini.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:47 1

24. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


They'll probably differ with the SoC.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:14 5

12. Väliaikainen (unregistered)


I'm a bit dissapinted! I was hoping for much more from LG!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:19 1

13. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 146; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


So if Lg announced G pro 2, the L series and G 2 mini, then what are they going to announce during MWC?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:44 1

23. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Everything you just mentioned.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:28 1

14. Mube007 (Posts: 86; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


Atleast 720 p ips display so disappointed

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:42

22. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Might as well go for the L9 II or something else.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:35

16. Cyberchum (Posts: 263; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Don't know who'll buy this but surely people will buy it.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:39

18. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


If priced right, definitely.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:39

19. pyradark (Posts: 748; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Budget people gonna buy this!! Z1 COMPACT still hold the crown

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:41

20. Edward_bly (Posts: 184; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Kinda disappointed that LG is making this pointless product. My LG Optimus G (from 2012!) has better specs than this. You would think that they would at least have the snapdragon s4 pro in it or maybe even a 600. Truly this is a disappointment.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:41

21. imMature (Posts: 75; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


This is a 'meh'-ni phone. They really should follow Sony by making small form factor flagships.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:53

25. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


This may have been designed long before the Z1 Compact, hence this.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 06:54 3

26. SonyPS4 (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Same crap like One mini and S4 mini.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 09:32 1

35. Lauticol (Posts: 182; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Worst! At least HTC has HD screen

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:16

27. tiara6918 (Posts: 1338; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Might as well get a optimus g/g pro or nexus 4 which price has already depreciated rather than to buy this g2 mini at the price range similar to the phones I mentioned

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 07:42

29. AfterShock (Posts: 2489; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Not going to move a lot of these I'd think.

Sorry LG, that sucks.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 09:32

34. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 690; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Wait, isn't the Tegra 4i really old?

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:22

36. dancorcal (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


As a fan of LG, I was really looking forward to this. LG, why did you even bother? FAIL.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:24

37. R-vjn (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Oh gosh, LG had this all wrong.. :-/ broke my expectations and this really doesn't stand up to the G2 name...
It should have had,
4.5" 720p display,
S600 chipset, 2GB RAM,
16GB Inbuilt with SD Card slot and a large 2700mAh battery.
8mp camera with OIS

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 12:58

40. LGisgood (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


the G2 mini is clearly targeted at more price-sensitive markets. It's not an attempt to drag the flagship battle into smaller form factors so much as it's an effort to appeal to a whole other demographic. LG makes that clear enough with its launch plans for the G2 mini, which will roll out in March starting in Russia and its neighboring countries, followed by the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 00:05

47. Feanor (Posts: 294; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Great... but then this is not LG G2 Mini, it's just a new, unrelated to the G2, low to middle range phone with the wrong name.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 14:44

42. mmayer54 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Sell it for $199 or LESS UNLOCKED and it will sell great!!!!!

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 19:10

43. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


Dang, I knew LG was going to fail in this. I guess I'm gonna resort to Huawei's upcoming flagship, despite the size difference.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 20:06

44. julz17ronald (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


LG won't sell again.

posted on 19 Feb 2014, 21:42

46. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 93; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Price it at maybe $179.99 it'll sell pretty well. If not it will get Smashed by the Asus Zenfone 5 @$149.99 Unlocked or the Moto G @$189.99.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 01:44

48. vananucho (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


Come on, this is totally unnecesary! Call it a mini when it has the screen size of the past gen G? (Worse resolution though) And half the specs of the OG for about the same price the OG is selling now? This should be called the LG G2 Lite Mini umm... Core? It would been a better idea grab the OG and cram it into a new G2 inspired shell, It could been a more proper G2 mini than this POS -.-

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 08:56

49. tokuzumi (Posts: 250; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


"Mini"

The Moto G blows this phone away in almost every way, except for the camera, and costs next to nothing. This phone will be a flop.

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