LG Shows Off its First Compact Smartphone

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LG has confirmed that it will unveil its first ever "compact" smartphone G2 mini at the MWC conference.

User features found in LG's premium G Series flagship models, such as Guest Mode, Plug & Pop, Clip Tray and Capture Plus, have all been carried over to the G2 mini. In addition, the G2 mini will be available in many variations: Single/Dual SIM, 3G/4G LTE and four colour options, among others.

LG says that the smartphone market has settled into categories of premium devices with display sizes above 5-inches and mid-tier devices in the 4.5-inch range -- so its new phone is nether of those as it comes with a 4.7-inch screen.

Otherwise, it comes with Android 4.4 and a quad-core processor.

"The G2 mini is all about bringing the best user experience of the G2 to a more compact, mid-tier device, giving millions of customers the opportunity to benefit from the LG premium experience," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "This device offers the perfect balance of modern design and practical UX in a compact package without compromising performance."

The G2 mini will being its global rollout in March with the 3G Dual SIM model in CIS countries followed soon after by major markets.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE) / MSM8226 (3G) 1.7GHz Nvidia Quad Core Tegra 4i (LATAM LTE version)
  • Display: 4.7-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
  • Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / SD Card Slot
  • Camera: Rear 8.0MP / 13.0MP (LATAM LTE version) / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,440mAh (removable)
  • Size: 129.6 x 66.0 x 9.8mm
  • Weight: 121g
  • Network: Cat. 4 & VoLTE / Cat. 3(LATAM), HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, NFC (LTE version only)
  • Other: Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window, etc.
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