Recently we’ve seen quite a few Android device manufacturers create “mini” handsets inspired by the design and name of their flagship devices. In most cases the hardware is actually quite a bit weaker in the mini version, though the aesthetics are generally very similar.
HTC, Samsung, Sony and Motorola are just a few of the companies that have engaged in this practice, and now it looks like LG might be joining the pack with a so-called LG G2 Mini.
According to the Greek gadget site Techblog, the mini variant of the LG G2 is currently in the works right now and could be announced as early as CES in January. The handset is reportedly powered by the same Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB of RAM. The display is smaller at 4.7-inches, and is likely just 720p – though the source site doesn’t say for sure.
At 4.7-inches, the LG G2 Mini isn’t exactly small, though it’s certainly a decrease from the massive 5.2-inch display found on the flagship G2. For folks turned off by the idea of a “phablet-sized” phone, the G2 Mini could be a worthy alternative without losing out in terms of hardware prowess.
It’s important to note that LG has yet to confirm the existence of the LG G2 Mini. Considering the growth of the “mini” trend this rumor sounds reasonably believable, but the whole report should still be taken with a grain of salt. It’s also unknown whether or not the G2 Mini will end up as the final name for the device.
What do you think, would you be interested in a 4.7-inch LG G2 variant or not?