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

1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Oh, so 4.7 inch is mini now?

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I was about to say the same. It means iFruit is mini micro device :p

7. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

So weird, isn't it? But anyway, things have been getting bigger. After getting the Galaxy Mega 6.3, I find my 4.7" phone (BLU Life Play) pretty "mini" because it is perfect for one handed use and I've never had trouble reaching edges and corners. The LG G2 has very very slim side bezels, so that's expected on the G2 Mini which will then makes it even "minier" But then again, It's gonna be so weird to see the word "Mini" on a 4.7" device officially. It should be named something else xD

13. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

A 4.7 inch can be mini as the latest thin bezel design allows a 4.7 inch screen to be fitted in a 4.3 inch phone body.

16. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

that's the point..!

14. GeekMovement unregistered

haha my thoughts too +1

22. JC557

Posts: 1926; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Heck pretty recently 4.3" was considered mini. Of course with the slimming down of the bezels I could see how 4.7" could work to be a slight mini (lookin' at you Droid MAXX).

35. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Here's what I want: A G2 which is 135 mm tall, 73 mm wide and 9 mm thick. Everything should remain same. The power button must go on right side, volume on the left, top and bottom bezels must be symmetrical and it should come with KitKat.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes. Since the Moto X is probably smaller than the Xperia Z1 mini and the HTC One mini is like huge. Just think about it. The G2 is the same size as the HTC One. This thing is going to be smaller than the Moto X with a 1080p 4.7 inch screen. Its going to own your iPhone 5s handily.

38. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

i think the difference no is that although the screen is large the actual device itself is not due to smaller bezels. example the moto x is 4.7'' but is very close to the size of the iphone 5/5s. so considering how small the bezel on the g2 is, i would guess the bezel on the mini will be small too so there for the device will be close to the size of the iphone 5. here is the size comparison of the 4.7'' moto x and 4'' 5s. size are very similar so yh so you can get away with calling a 4.7'' device mini depending on bezel size.http://www.phonearena.com/phones/size#/phones/size/Apple-iPhone-5s,Motorola-Moto-X/phones/7710,7885

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: 1926; 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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19. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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20. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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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: 1775; 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: 1775; 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: 1926; 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.

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.

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: 1926; 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.

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