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This year we've seen slimmed down versions of the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, and while corners were cut to cram these flagships into smaller form factors, there's a real need for competent phones with tinier displays. So what's a competitor to do? Why, release a slimmed down version of its flagship as well. LG has now teased a smaller version of the G2, creatively referred to as the MINI, along with an announcement date. Look for more details to show up on February 24th at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Yeah, you kind of have to look by the pictures of the tennis shoes, starfish, and cupcakes to see what really matters here. I could try to to analyze these images for you, along with the pink highlights in each, but I'm just going to blow up the bottom right picture, since that's what matters here.

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We don't have details yet, but an FCC filing suggests that the MINI's display will only be half an inch smaller than that of the G2's. That would make it 4.7 inches, more closely resembling the size of the HTC One than a phone that's actually, you know, small. Nevertheless, the MINI in the image above does appear to be significantly smaller. Let's hope LG doesn't cut too many corners with this one.

Source: LG Mobile Facebook page

Via: Phone Arena

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • ProductFRED

    Unless the specs are the same (Like what Sony's been doing), this is a stupid trend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Agreed. They should release all sizes and colors at once with the same specs across the board.

  • Grahaman27

    The mini in the picture looks much smaller than the HTC one. If does have a 4.7" screen, then the bezels must be pretty impressive.

    • Troy Myers

      Exactly.
      The motox has a 4.7" screen but is nowhere near the size of the one. LG has shown they can pack a lot of screen into a small package
      Hope they keep the rest of the specs though.

      • Christoffer Hulthén

        Doesn't look like they will be keeping the specs based on the rumors with 1GB ram and dual core and QHD display.

        A mini should be just marginally lower specced and it would be really interesting if they used Snapdragon 600, 720p screen and 2GB ram.
        That is more of what I call mini.

    • Whyzor

      Yah, thin bezels are what matters. 4.7" on that body looks good, if it comes with same internals as G2, even better.

    • Matthew Fry

      maybe even.... negative bezel...

  • mustbepbs

    I wish LG would update their phones and tablet, you know, THEIR ONLY TABLET?

  • Jephri

    Rumored to have a qhd display, 1 gig of RAM, a dual core processor and an 8 megapixel camera. in other words, the LG G2X is being relaunched with a new name and buttons on the back...

    • Barnassey

      God the G2X was a horrible phone. They updated a couple of times then left it alone. Hell the international version ended up getting Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    This is how you do a mini version

  • meelyg

    Still waiting for an android Iphone 5S alternative in form factor / weight

    • Samuel

      I reckon the Xperia Z1 Compact might be similar to what you have in mind. And it doesn't skimp on hardware specification either.

      • meelyg

        Hey buddy,
        Z1 has better hardware but bigger/heavier

        "127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm and weighs 137 grams."

        I just want a phone with same dimensions n weight as iphone 5 or lighter

  • JaySee

    Unless it's hidden due to the stupid lens flare, a great thing I DON'T see is a stupid rear speaker. Let's hope they also don't make the stupid mistake of making the non-Korean version have a non-removable battery.