G2 Mini

The G2 Mini will start to roll down the line in just a few shorts weeks. Folks in Russia and other CIS areas will get first crack at the 4.7-inch device (crazy what we call "mini" these days) with the rest of Europe and Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa following close behind. No word on any North America availability, nor were exact dates or pricing given.

The G2 Mini is to be released in 3G only models, 4G LTE models, and dual SIM variants. The phone will also include the innovative Knock Code feature, and those hallmark G2 rear buttons.

GLOBAL LAUNCH OF LG G2 MINI BRINGS PREMIUM EXPERIENCE TO MID-TIER MARKETS

UX Features Found in Premium G Series Now Available in Smaller Form Factor

SEOUL, Mar. 27, 2014 ― LG Electronics (LG) is bringing its first “compact” G Series smartphone to the global market, First unveiled in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the G2 mini offers the design excellence and premium UX features of the award-winning LG G2 in a smaller form factor.

As the smallest LG G Series phone yet, the G2 mini retains the innovative design heritage of the Rear Key and minimalist style first introduced in the LG G2. The 4.7-inch IPS display and 2,440mAh removable battery complement the Quad-Core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat OS for a seamless multimedia experience. Offered in both LTE and 3G versions, the G2 mini is the perfect device for customers moving up from a feature phone or upgrading their current smartphones.

G2 mini comes preloaded with Knock Code™, which enables users to power on and unlock their LG smartphones in one easy step by tapping a personalized “knock” pattern on the phone’s display. It offers greater security as the pattern can be made up of a sequence of two to eight taps, allowing for more than 80,000 possible combinations. Knock Code™ can be entered on any area of the display, making one-handed entry effortless and convenient.

“The compact G2 mini offers a combination of design, hardware and UX features previously unavailable in its class, making it a very attractive option for mid-tier markets,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the G2 mini, our objective is to allow a much larger consumer base to be able to experience the key benefits of the G2 UX in a smaller form factor. And to that end, we’re confident we’ve succeeded with the G2 mini.”

In order to meet the diverse needs of customers worldwide, the G2 mini will be available in several variations t 3G/4G LTE, Single/Dual SIM and four vibrant color options including Titan Black, Lunar White, Red and Gold depending on the region. Roll-out will being in April in CIS countries followed closely by markets in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Details of availability in these and other countries will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE) / MSM8226 (3G) / 1.7GHz Nvidia Quad Core Tegra 4i (LATAM LTE version)
  • Display: 4.7-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
  • Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / SD Card Slot
  • Camera: Rear 8.0MP / 13.0MP (LATAM LTE version) / Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 2,440mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Size: 129.6 x 66.0 x 9.8mm
  • Weight: 121g
  • Network: Cat. 4 / Cat. 3 (LATAM), HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, NFC (4G LTE version only)
  • Colors: Titan Black, Lunar White, Red, Gold (depending on region)
  • Other: Knock CodeTM, Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window, etc.
 

Reader comments

LG G2 Mini global rollout to begin in April

8 Comments

I now understand the difference between "Mini" and "Compact".

"Mini" the one you get for the non tech savvy person that like how your phone looks.
"Compact" the one you get for your child who wants to be tech savvy like you.

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I think it's hilarious to think of 4.7" as "mini", and the battery size is great for a "mini" phone, but I really dislike the downgrade in specs to go smaller. A 4.7" G2 in every other way would have been amazing. This is worse than the Moto G in many ways, but beats in in having LTE, a better battery and a larger MP count on the camera. At anything over around... $125 off contract, Moto G sounds better, IMO for most budget device consumers.

Good point, I mean to say a larger battery. The G2 Mini battery is 370 mAh larger, or about 18% more capacity. What that translates to in actual battery life is anyone's guess.

Phone is okay, so long as it's cheap. If you don't care too much about specs, this is okay off you want a big screen phone on the cheap.
However, I don't think this should bear the mini moniker.
I wish that lg made a 4.3" mini with these specs, and the 4.7" model would be the compact model and have similar specs to the g2
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