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

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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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
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  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh

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21 Comments

1. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Maybe it will be launched early at IFA 2014?

2. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

19. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 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!

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

15. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

This makes the G2 mini outdated even before it's release.

7. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Optimus G made it outdated before it's release.

10. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

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

6. technitude

Posts: 260; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

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

14. shead202

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

8. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 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)

11. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Which Optimus G?

20. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The original LG Optimus G

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

With these specs, its already dead.

12. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

13. wildhammer

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

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

16. Amir1 unregistered

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.

17. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 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!

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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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