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LG G3 mini surfaces early: 720p display and 8-megapixel camera in tow

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LG G3 mini surfaces early: 720p display and 8-megapixel camera in tow
We’ve been hearing rumors about the upcoming LG G3, a device expected to become LG’s 2014 flagship, but while it’s not even official yet, we’re already witnessing the first leaks for a device derived from it - the LG G3 mini.

A smarphone codenamed 'B2 mini' has appeared in documents, and given that the expected LG G3 is referred to as the B2, chances are this is our first encounter with the LG G3 mini.

The compact handset also carries the LG D725 internal model number, and we now know that it will feature a 720p display of unknown size (we’d guess around 4.7”, as is the trend with ‘minis’ nowadays, but that’s just a guess), and that it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with LG’s Optimus skin on top. The G3 mini is listed to feature an 8-megapixel camera as well. We know this by the fact that the listed resolution of photos is 3264 x 2248 pixels, as much as an 8-megapixel camera shoots.

And that’s about all - no images of the actual handset have leaked out yet, nor do we have additional details. Given that the LG G3 is not yet official, though, we’d expect the G3 mini to arrive a good few months from now.

Its elder brother, the LG G3, on the other hand, is expected to arrive much sooner and on all four major US carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, carrying model numbers LG D850, VS985 4G, LG D851 and LG LS 990, respectively.


source: My LG Phones via GSM Arena

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posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:36 1

1. refillable (Posts: 590; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


This is mad... How the heck can a guy leak something that's supposed to be launched at the next year's MWC?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:39 2

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5149; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Maybe it will be launched early at IFA 2014?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:38 2

2. AndroidStuff (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


G3 Mini should be like Z1 Compact. MIni only in Size not in Specs. then only it can outperform good profit sales

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:47 2

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


you forgot the OVER PRICE TAG for Sony Z1 Compact!

600+ dollar

LG G2 MINI phones are CHEAPER PRICE .
300 dollar ONLY!

THEY HAVE DIFFERENT TARGET MARKETS!

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:38 5

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2393; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wth? Mini version of the next gen flagship and still worse than Z1 Compact... I guess Sony will remain the king of mini phones for a while.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 08:26

15. marlboro (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


+1 for sony's compact ideas same internals with their flagships, unlike order minis includes minimizing internals! LOL! waiting for the z2 compact..

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:41 2

5. Lt.Green (Posts: 342; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


This makes the G2 mini outdated even before it's release.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:54 1

7. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Optimus G made it outdated before it's release.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 05:24 4

10. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


The LG Optimus G runs Android 4.4.2 roms like a champ and is very fast!

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:45

6. technitude (Posts: 20; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


It's ashamed they can't up the specs on a "Mini" phone.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 08:14

14. shead202 (Posts: 40; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


If they kept the specs, so I wouldn't it kill the battery in an alarming rate?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 04:57

8. adwienc (Posts: 134; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


And what is the point in buying G2/3 mini for, lets say 350$ when Optimus G with much better specs, gorgeous design and nice XDA support costs around 220$ (at least in my country)

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 05:25

11. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Which Optimus G?

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 15:50

20. Neo_Huang (Posts: 327; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


The original LG Optimus G

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 05:11 1

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1127; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


With these specs, its already dead.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 05:39 1

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


No competition for the Z1 Compact (let alone Z2 Compact)

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 07:12

13. wildhammer (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


I hope samsung wont mess up on their s5 mini.......

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 09:02

16. Amir1 (Posts: 252; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Z1 Compact is still superior and if i wanted to wait for a future compact then i'd wait for Z3 Compact released in the beginning of next year.

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 10:44 1

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


you forgot the OVER PRICE TAG for Sony Z1 Compact!

600 dollar

LG G2 MINI phones are CHEAPER PRICE .
300 dollar ONLY!

THEY HAVE DIFFERENT TARGET MARKETS!

posted on 21 Apr 2014, 16:43

21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2415; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Unless you are in the US where it takes Sony doesn't release phones, except one or two year old models to T-Mobile.

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