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LG’s unveiled its latest flagship, the LG G2 mini. The smartphone features a 4.7″ display, weighs a trim 121 grams and given its target market (it’s a mid-range device), underwent some crucial hardware cutbacks.
The G2 mini is available in single SIM, dual-SIM, 3G, and 4G LTE variants. The LTE version has a 13-megapixel rear camera, the 3G version a 8 MP, and both have 1.3 MP front cameras.
Given that this model had to be shrunk from the original G2’s 5.2″ and 143g weight, LG had to compromise the new phone’s hardware. The mini features a 4.7″ IPS LCD display with a sub HD, 540×960 resolution. It has a mighty 2440mAh battery.
Depending on the version, the G2 mini will carry either a Snapdragon 400 or Nvidia Tegra 4i chip. All variants have 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage with a microSD card expansion slot. It’s also fitted with the usual bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and NFC for the LTE variant.
The phone also features LG’s signatory rear button interface seen on the LG G2, G Flex and the G Pro 2. It’s also presented in an array of different colours such as Titan Black, Lunar White, Red, and Gold and runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
According to NDTV Gadgets, LG CEO Jong-seok Park introduced the device, saying, “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. It’s the perfect balance of modern design and practical UX in a compact package without compromising performance.”
The G2 mini 3G dual-SIM variant will be launched as early as March, starting in Eastern Europe, followed by the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.
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