LG G2 Mini Flagship Compact Smartphone to Hit Global Markets in April

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By Rohit KVN | March 27, 2014 10:15 PM EST

South Korean technology giant, LG on Thursday announced that the company's compact variant of the flagship G2 smartphone would hit selected global markets next month.

"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." He added.

The LG's flagship compact phone will be initially launched in CIS (Commonwealth of Independent State) regions near Russia and followed by Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The specific timeline of the release date as well as the price details are said to be announced locally in the coming weeks.

The new LG G2 Mini made its global debut last month at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014. It flaunts a 4.7-inch qHD (960x540p) screen and ships with the Android v4.4 KitKat OS, 1GB RAM, 8GB eMMC inbuilt storage (expandable), 2,440 mAh battery.

The phone also comes with smart-gesture control features like Knock Code (wherein the user can unlock phone by just tapping the screen using more than 86,000 recognizable combinations), Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window and more.

The device's key specifications like chipset, camera and color variants will vary depending on the markets (scroll down for more information).

Key Specifications of LG G2 Mini:

Model

LG G2 Mini

Display

4.7-inch qHD IPS screen with 960x540p resolutions

OS

Android v4.4 KitKat OS

Processor

1.2Ghz Qualcomm quad-core MSM8926 (LTE)/ MSM8226 (3G) and in Latin American markets- 1.7GHz Nvidia quad-core Tegra 4i (LTE)

RAM

1GB

Storage Capacity

8GB eMMC, expandable via microSD card

Camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera (13.0-megapixel in Latin America)

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera

Battery

2,440 mAh (removable)

Network

3G (HSPA+21Mbps) & 4G-LTE cat.4/ Cat.3 (in Latin America)

Add-ons

Dual-SIM (optional), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, NFC (only LTE variant), Knock Code gesture control features, Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window etc.

Dimensions

12.9.6 x 66.0 x 9.8 mm

Weight

121g

Colors

Titan Black, Lunar White, Red and Gold (availability depends on the markets)

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