First LG G3 S (G3 mini) images pop up in China

First LG G3 S (G3 mini) images pop up in China
Just yesterday, a seemingly official user manual for the LG G3 S (G3 mini) leaked online, suggesting that the phone is right around the corner, and it didn't take long for the first set of images to crop up, as well.

Courtesy of China's telecommunications certification body, Tenaa (alike to the US FCC), the snaps don't paint an overly interesting picture, as the G3 S appears to be an exact copy of the G3 in terms of design. Not that this is surprising. In any case, what you're looking at is the China Mobile-bound version of the G3 S, and we're told that it'll be called the LG G3 Beat. 

Looking closely, the G3 S, again, proves to be a miniaturized copy of its bigger sibling -- we still have a set of rear-placed keys and loudspeaker, and a novel infrared focus assist beam. The only difference we've spotted is the LED flash on board -- unlike the G3's two-tone LED lamp, the G3 S will have to make do with a single one.

For those who are wondering, the G3 S will most likely feature a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution screen, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear shooter. According to specifications posted by Tenaa, the device measures in at 137.75 x 69.60 x 9.99 mm and weighs 134 grams. The G3 S, like the G3, will also run a skinned version of Android 4.4 KitKat, courtesy of LG. We expect the LG G3 S to be widely available, including in the States, though we don't yet know exactly when LG will take the veil off officially.

source: Tenaa via GSM Arena

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G3 s
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh



1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I guess we have to wait for G5 Mini to get specs matching Z1 Compact.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

S400, "SUCKS" S600, would've been much better. LG trying to save and pocket the extra $6. Mingy dimwits, and providing us consumer with a rubbish A7 Arm Cpu.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

What happened to LG and Sammy? I don't know why they provide 8MP rear cameras for their minis. Are they brothers? Here RAM is good but my concern is camera.

3. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Snapdragon 400 again, again, and again. Those mini flagships should use Snapdragon 600 or at least 410.

5. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

This, instantly pointless. What's the point of a smaller sized flagship if it performs like a mid-range device, where there are phones with small enough screens anyway?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This x1000.

8. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Yep, meanwhile this is probably going to be priced ~75% more than the Moto G

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I'd buy a nexus 5 over this 1000 times.

7. Nath4N

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

G2 > G3 Mini

10. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

5" mini...

11. singertat

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Hope it's with a snapdragon 600, and with full HD 4,7" screen with at least 10 megapixel rear camera and at least 3 megapixel front camera. Then I would buy it

12. dufis

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

5 inch sucks for mini name

13. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

"Mini" but it has a 5 inch screen? Seriously? Above that, the G3 JUST RELEASED and these are already leaking. They should put both phones out at the SAME TIME rather than waiting it out a month later when people stop waiting for the mini version

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