LG G2 mini, the compact version of the company’s current flagship smartphone, the LG G2, has been announced for global launch starting April by the firm. LG introduced the LG G2 mini as the “the smallest LG G Series phone yet” at the Mobile World Congress 2014 event in February without availability details.
The Korean consumer electronics giant in a statement confirmed the LG G2 mini will be available in several variations (3G/4G LTE, Single/Dual SIM) and four vibrant colour options including Titan Black, Lunar White, Red and Gold depending on the region.
LG says the G2 mini roll-out will begin in April in CIS countries, followed closely by markets in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Exact availability details for these and other countries will be announced locally by LG in the weeks ahead.
LG G2 mini runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS, and features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution.
The G2 mini features different chipsets for different variants, with the LTE and 3G versions featuring 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processors – MSM8926 for LTE, and MSM8226 for 3G. The Latin America LTE variant (LATAM LTE) will feature a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i chipset.
All variants of the LG G2 mini will also come with a 1GB of RAM. The device’s camera options include an 8-megapixel rear (with flash support) and a 1.3-megapixel front facing shooter. The LATAM LTE variant will feature a 13-megapixel rear camera instead.
The LG G2 mini comes with 8GB of onboard storage with an option for its expandability via microSD card. The device also supports 4G connectivity. The battery capacity of LG G2 mini is 2440mAh.
According to LG, the G2 mini will sport dimensions of 129.6×66.0x9.8mm, and weigh in at 121 grams. Connectivity options will include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, and NFC (4G LTE version only).
LG is also touting the G2 mini’s “premium UX features”, such as Plug & Pop, Clip Tray and Capture Plus. Also detailed was “Guest Mode”, which enables the user to restrict the accessing of some features by guests.
“The compact G2 mini offers a combination of design, hardware and UX features previously unavailable in its class, making it a very attractive option for mid-tier markets,” stated said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the G2 mini, our objective is to allow a much larger consumer base to be able to experience the key benefits of the G2 UX in a smaller form factor. And to that end, we’re confident we’ve succeeded with the G2 mini.”