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LG unveils a ‘G2 mini’ smartphone that’s still way bigger than the iPhone 5s

LG G2 Mini Release Date

Why is Apple launching two bigger iPhone models in 2014? Because the market has shifted and now even the “mini” smartphones other companies are debuting are significantly bigger than the iPhone. LG on Wednesday became the latest vendor to announce a new smaller version of its flagship phone, which we’ll undoubtedly learn more about next week at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

According to a report from, the new LG G2 mini features a much smaller footprint than its flagship counterpart, the LG G2. It also skimps on the specs in order to hit a much lower price point, though exact pricing has not yet been announced.

The phone will feature a 4.7-inch display with resolution of just 540 x 960 pixels, so buyers should expect a pretty painful viewing experience with pixels spread out that far. Other specs include a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB of internal storage, microSD support and a 2,440 mAh battery.

LG says the phone will begin rolling out next month in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and a few other regions. Launch details for the United States are still unknown.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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