LG announced the G2 Mini during Mobile World Congress, but didn’t provide any information on where it would be released, or when. Luckily, we haven’t had to wait long for more details. The company has confirmed the phone is now ready for sale, and it’ll begin landing in shops very soon.
If you missed the G2 Mini’s unveiling, here’s what it’s all about. As you’ve probably guessed from the name, it’s a slightly smaller version of the popular G2 smartphone, one of the best Android devices of 2013. While the G2 has a big 5.2-inch screen, the G2 Mini has a 4.7-inch display, which isn’t really that small. However, the device feels surprisingly compact in your hand.
Sadly, LG has lowered the resolution from 1080p down to 960×540, and dropped the Snapdragon 800 processor in favour of a Snapdragon 400. The latter performs very well in the Motorola Moto G, so it’s not a bad choice. It’s backed up by 1GB of RAM. Android KitKat is installed, and like other new LG phones, it comes with Knock Code to unlock the device with a series of taps, instead of a PIN code.
The camera has 8 megapixels, there is 8GB of storage space, and the phone also has the same rear-mounted volume and sleep/wake key as it’s big brother. LG says the phone will be coming to Europe, along with other countries, in April, and adds that pricing will be announced locally closer to the final release date.