Mobile World Congress is expected to bring a ton of new phones but LG is kicking things off a little early with the LG G2 Mini. Last week, we got wind of a device that could be the G2 mini when the LG-D620 hit Bluetooth Sig. A few days later, LG confirmed suspicions by teasing the Mini on its Facebook page. What we didn’t have at the time were specifications. Today, LG revealed all.
As we predicted, the SoC at the heart go the G2 Mini isn’t quite as powerful as the chip powering the full-size G2. The G2 Mini packs either a Snapdragon 400 or Tegre 4i (clocked to 1.2 Ghz in both cases), as well as 1 GB of RAM (less than we expected), a 4.7-inch qHD 540x960 display, an 8-megapixel camera, 8 GB of storage, a 2,440 mAh battery, and KitKat. There's also support for dual SIMs, which is a feature not a lot of phones have these days, so the G2 Mini has an advantage in that respect.
These specs are not the best. Especially when you consider the fact that LG is adding its all-important flagship branding to this device. The device is due out in March and will be shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. No word on pricing just yet, but this would want to be quite affordable to appeal to shoppers this year.
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The high-end phone market is reaching saturation and now phone manufacturers are starting to test the mid/low-end more seriously - albeit not seriously enough as to jeopardize their higher-end sales.
I'm not sure how that's relevant, especially not considering the cost of the N5. Also, benchmarks show that the N5 performs on par, if not better than a lot of rivals in battery life.