LG has pre-announced the mini version of its flagship G2 smartphone ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company had teased the smartphone last week and had us hoping that it would be something similar to the Sony’s Xperia Z Compact with top-of-the-line features in a smaller form-factor. However, the G2 Mini disappoints on both fronts. Also Read - This Qualcomm chip bug affects around 30 percent of phones globally: ReportAlso Read - Flipkart Smartphones Carnival sale: Deals on Apple, Samsung, Poco, Realme, more smartphones
Firstly, the mini is a misnomer considering it sports a 4.7-inch display, which is in no way small. However, what goes for the phone is it is not much bigger than the Xperia Compact that has a 4.3-inch display – being just 3mm taller and 1mm wider. LG has managed to accomplish this with extremely thin bezels, something which we had earlier seen it do with the G2. Also Read - LG reveals list of phones to get up to Android 13 update even after business closure
What does not go for the G2 Mini is what lies under the hood. Rather than giving the top-of-the-line hardware, the G2 Mini has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. It has a 4.7-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) display, which makes for a poor pixel density. For perspective, the Moto G has a 4.5-inch 720p display, the same Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM. This makes us wonder how exactly LG will position the G2 Mini, which is expected to be launched sometime in March.
The G2 Mini also carries the power and volume rocker buttons on the rear like the G2 and will also have a guest mode feature.