Last Updated: February 21st, 2014

LG teased the G2 Mini a week ago, announcing that more information would come on February 24th at Mobile World Congress. Well, the company has gotten ahead of itself, pre-announcing the device and confirming a few specs. The "small" version of LG's flagship, unfortunately, won't match its power, screen quality, or camera. The G2 Mini will ship with either a Snapdragon 400 or Nvidia Tegra 4i chip, a 4-7-inch 540x960 display, an 8MP camera, a 2440mAh battery, and just 8GB of internal memory (alleviated somewhat by a microSD card slot).


On the positive side, the G2 Mini will come with Android 4.4. LG also promises to include its full suite of features, for better or worse. The phone will hit in March starting with Russia and neighboring countries. Afterwards it will roll out to the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Via: The Verge

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  • Ryan O’Neill

    What is this madness?!?

  • MM

    This market sector is definably a neglected sector of the market. I know many people that don't want big phones, but don't want to make huge performance sacrifices of the entry level phones. This is what this and the Sony are aimed at.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      expect this is a huge performance hit. The phone is almost the exact same price as the bigger brother but with a 1/3 of the performance...garbage!

  • Arthur Dent

    Wow, LG will include their whole suite of "features"?? MUST BUY!! /s

  • Matthew Merrick


  • duke69111

    The mini has 4.4 before the G2 does in the US. smh

  • ProductFRED

    qHD on a 4.7 inch screen? Really? The last phone I had at that resolution was the Evo 3D with a 4.3 inch screen (2011). Snapdragon 400 is a good processor, but a huge step down from the 800 in the full-sized model. I wasn't expecting better from LG, but I was hoping they'd do what Sony did with the Z1 and Z1 Compact. But at 4.7 inches, I'd hardly call this "Mini".

    PS: 8GB internal storage is ridiculous, even with a memory card slot.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      same thing with S4 mini too...total garbage. Samsung really set a low bar with those minis :/

      • someone755

        Any mini besides the Z1S/Compact = garbage.

  • Fry

    Screw this, I'm ready for the g3

  • Lord_Santa

    I know LG's trying to ape Samsung, but this is just unnecessary. Especially that resolution, yuck.

  • Milind Shah

    What this does is degrade the g2 branding...they could have released this phone with some other bane and bit associate it with the g2 -.-

    • Cael

      LG G Lite...

    • Whyzor

      Seems kinda pointless considering their other announcement of the L90

  • Tim Gueusquin

    Only thing that will justify this is if it cost less than the Moto G. But I doubt it.

    • Milind Shah

      If that ever happens (which i think wont) the moto g will still be a better phone

      • Fry

        This x1000. The moto g should be a role model for every other budget phone imo

        • Milind Shah

          Yup. Props to Motorola. Seeing that Motorola shut down its operations in India, I was surprised when they launched it in here. Seeing the market for budget phones in here, it sold out in about 10 hours :O

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          it isn't a budget phone...it is a mini. That is the problem. a budget device that is supposed to be premium with a premium price -_-

  • GreatNews

    And what's with 4.4 for the LG G2?

  • Alan Shearer

    8GB internal storage? what are we, in 2012? come on, when a games takes up 2.6 GB, you think 8 is enough (meanins user available is around what, 4? An no it is not alleviated at all when it comes to apps installed, including games.

    • someone755

      More like 2010.

  • Cheeseball

    This would probably be the first consumer phone with the Tegra 4i if that specific variant ever gets released, however I believe the Snapdragon 400 would be more popular due to the built-in LTE modem.

  • HopelesslyFaithful

    one word....why?

  • Slawootsky

    Holy shipment they're so ugly!

  • gunsranger

    they were chasing Moto G .. and most likely targeting budget phone buyers in countries like India ..

  • Zaatour36

    a "mini" should be 4"

  • abobobilly

    Are they serious with that resolution on that sized screen? ARE.THEY.FRIGIGN.SERIOUS?
    Damnit LG. Please don't become another Samsung. PLEASEEEEE.

  • Jephri

    In other news Ford has decided to follow LG's product naming guidelines and will be renaming the Ford Fiesta. It is now the Mustang Mini!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    540p resolution on almost 5 inches
    Bwahahahahaha, fuck you LG

  • Alphajoe

    It should constitute a punishable offense to name a device with a screen larger than 4.2" "Mini".

  • maniel

    lol, that resolution killed me, is this a joke? what year is that!?

  • Eddy

    The miraculous endurance of the G2 paired with a high-level screen and processor, make it one of the most tempting smartphones I've seen in the last six months.