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 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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G2 mini
  • Display 4.7" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 2440 mAh

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49 Comments

1. X.E.R.O. unregistered

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

2. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Z1 Compact is in a league of its own.

15. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

Droid Mini.

17. X.E.R.O. unregistered

It's more of a Moto G contender.

28. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 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

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?

45. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 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

33. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Moto G has changed the competion.

3. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

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

4. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

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

38. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 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"

5. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

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

6. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Mini that comes with 4.7 inch screen? HAHAHAH

7. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

8. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

41. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

DON'T FORGET THE CHEAPER PRICE!

9. umerkhan

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

39. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

DON'T FORGET THE CHEAPER PRICE!

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I wonder why all lg smartphone announcements are so pathetic

11. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

24. X.E.R.O. unregistered

They'll probably differ with the SoC.

12. Väliaikainen unregistered

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

13. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

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

23. X.E.R.O. unregistered

Everything you just mentioned.

14. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Atleast 720 p ips display so disappointed

22. X.E.R.O. unregistered

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

16. Cyberchum

Posts: 1116; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

18. X.E.R.O. unregistered

If priced right, definitely.

19. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

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