Handsets with 5-inch or larger displays are extremely popular right now in the world of Android, but the reality is that not everyone wants or needs big-screened handsets. That’s why we are seeing a growing number of “mini” devices, such as last year’s Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini.
More recently, Sony even introduced the Xperia Z1 Compact, finally giving the world a miniature handset with truly powerful specs. Now it looks like LG is jumping into the mini ring as well.
Confirming rumors we first reported on in December of last year, LG has now released a teaser image showing off the LG G2 Mini on its Facebook page, along with the words “Experience the MINI. Mobile World Congress. 2014-02-24”.
The big question is whether the LG G2 Mini follows in the footsteps of the Z1 Compact, or the Mini devices from HTC and Samsung. While the Compact had specs worthy of its full-size brother (other than the display), the latter two handsets feature skimped down specs throughout.
Although LG has yet to confirm its full plans for the device, a previous rumor claimed the handset will have the same Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB of RAM that is found on the LG G2. Allegedly, the only major difference is that the screen will be just 4.7 inches and is believed to carry a resolution of 720p.
If the LG G2 Mini truly is a near-equal to its bigger brother, this is great news, as it shows more manufacturers are starting to realize that there are folks that legitimately want a handset that is both smaller and high-end in terms of specs.
What do you think, if the LG G2 Mini can live up to the specs found on the full-sized model, are you interested?