LG G2 mini with 4.7 inch screen coming?

LG G2 mini with 4.7 inch screen coming?
These days, almost every flagship phone has a companion mini model. And the LG G2 purportedly won't be the exception to the rule. According to a published report, an LG G2 mini is in the works, although it could have a different name by the time it launches. The screen on the mini version of the device is expected to be 4.7 inches as opposed to the 5.2 inch panel on the full-sized model.

Similar to the rumored Sony Xperia Z1s, the LG G2 mini might be smaller in size, but most of the specs will not change from what is on the full-sized version of the phone. While it is unknown whether the 4.7 inch panel will offer 720 x 1280 resolution, or 1080 x 1920 resolution, the LG G2 mini is expected to offer the same 2GB of RAM and quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU as seen in the original model.

The LG G2 mini, or whatever the device will be called, could be introduced during next month's CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Since this is pure speculation at this point, we'd suggest that you take this with a grain of salt. But just because it is wise to be skeptical, it doesn't mean that you should rule out such a device from appearing at Las Vegas next month.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Techblog (translated)

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42 Comments

41. DIYEyal

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

4.7" 1080p IPS with thin bezels (around moto x size) with flagship specs, I'm buying instantly!!!

40. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Just sell the phone as it was designed. It is awesome. Small would defeat the purpose of having a large viewing area.

39. Jericho unregistered

4.3 or 4.5 inch would have been better.

42. DIYEyal

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Sony Z1 compact. 4.3" 720p with snapdragon 800 and 2300mAh..

34. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 2012

Maybe the 4.7 screen will be a stronger selling point for those that don't like the OG2(Yeah I tried I know), but 4.7 isn't my definition of mini. I'd call my now old Atrix 4G a mini phone if anything think it was no bigger than 4.0 inches far as screen size.

33. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Mini versions are too big for me. Waiting for micro series...

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The galaxy S4 mini is tttttiiiiinnnnnnnyyyyy. Stop judging size by the screen size. That method doesn't work very well anymore.

32. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

This would probably be a sweet deal if it comes with a S800 processor (even an S600 would be nice). And a 4.7 inch would still be considered a "mini" if it fits in a 4.3 inch body. It would probably cost not much 'cause the G2 in my country is still the cheapest flagship device as of now (The GS4 is still pricier). My main problem would be the updates. I know LG doesn't have a good track record on this.

30. ed_harris

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

Mr Techblog once again steals rumors from others. Just like the failed Galaxy Note 7 rumors. We've seen him in the past. Now he possibly thought that LG is the only company with no mini flagship. So he called his imaginary friend to be his sources! Failed once again!

29. euklidis

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I do not think so

28. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Dat OLD rumor... twitter.com/stagueve/status/405236962023329792

27. singertat

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

I hope it´s going to be with 4,7" screen :-) I would buy it, in a heartbeat

17. exxperian

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

if 4.7 inch is mini then what you called Apple 4 inch iPhone micro?

21. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

A toy phone lol

24. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Gotta admit, the iOS7 icons do convey that feeling.

26. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Dang Apple better step up, They got a lg g2 mini 4.7? It's almost the same size as a galaxy s3. Iphone might as well be micro, they better stop toying with them girly icons and expand the screen.

15. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Well, for the 5.2" G2 a 4.7" will be close to its mini form, afterall thats half inch smaller. But also keep in mind that, LG always had minimum bezels so this 4.7" will be having a really small body.

5. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

If it has an SD slot and 3k battery, I would buy. Are you listening LG? I would buy my first LG device if you would make this phone with the two above requirements.

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

either it will get pretty thick, or it will get gigantic bezels xD

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Not really. Although, if it has to be thicker, then so be it. I would rather thick and usable, if I have to have a sealed battery, or a removable battery. If it is anything less than 2500 mAh, then I would need a removable.

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1776; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I know right. I would rather have a thicker phone with a bigger battery, too. However, all companies now want to impress people with the thinness of their devices. Most people loves the thinness, too, so having a thick but usable phone is almost impossible. (The Moto G is quite thick and battery life appears great, but the thickness did not open way for a big battery)

23. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I don't mind if the device ends up being 9 - 10mm. It makes the phone easier to hold instead of these super thin phones that only become comfortable to use when in a case. I would settle for a 2500 - 2800 mAH battery in the G2 mini. As long as the camera remains the same I would highly consider one. It would be an immediate buy if the casing was a satin/ rubber finish and not a slick piece of plastic.

31. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I personally believe the battery will be 2460 MaH. LG, loves that battery size on their midrangers or smaller devices. But with LG's poor scripting and a S800, expect terrible battery life at that size. If I were LG, I'd opt for 4.7 inch 768x 1366 screen and a S600. The S600 is very capable still and doesn't sacrifice on battery. It still can provide top shelf performance on a less than 1080p screen.

2. taikucing unregistered

next year the meaning of mini will be 5" lol.. I still remember the day when 2.9" display was considered very big.

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Long long long ago...Apple trie to get you to believe samll was great, but now they will soon try to get you to believe big is greater. I never liked small screens, because I can't see them as well as large screens Duh......rolf

6. taikucing unregistered

I still can't hold this "mini" version in one hand lol

9. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I can, and my neice in the 12th grade has a Note 2 so men you all better man up! Damnnnnnnnnnnn lol

12. taikucing unregistered

people sometime take sarcasm seriously lol

25. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's because people do make serious posts like that. Plus the comment has to be dripping in sarcasm before being picked up as such on the internet. As a side note, "men" should not be wearing their ex-girlfriend's jeans as a fashion statement these days.

18. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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