As far as mini smartphones go, the LG G2 mini, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, is far from the most impressive or interesting device out there. It was expected to make its way to store shelves and into consumers’ hands in March, but that didn’t exactly pan out; instead, LG has announced that the handset will be making its market debut in April.
The rollout will begin at an unannounced date next month in Russia and other CIS countries, followed closely by markets in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, with exact availability details for each market to be announced in the days to come. The handset will be available in four color options – Titan Black, Lunar White, Red and Gold, though some of these might be exclusive to particular regions. There are also different variants of the device – there’s a 4G variant that is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8926 processor, a 3G model powered by the MSM8226 chipset, and for Latin America, a variant that is powered by a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i chipset.
The Nvidia variant will sport a 13-megapixel camera and NFC, while the Qualcomm variants miss out on the NFC chip and get a downgraded 8-megapixel camera. Other specs are the same across all variants – there’s a 4.7-inch IPS display with a disappointing qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,440 mAh battery, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat with features like Knock Code. Oh, and it also has rear-facing volume and power buttons like its flagship sibling, which the company firmly stands behind and has been using on every new handset.
Pricing info is unfortunately still missing, though we can expect that to change very soon.
Anyone interested in the LG G2 mini?