According to a report from Techblog.gr, LG is working on a mini version of its recently released LG G2, the LG G2 mini. Where most manufacturers release a mini version of their flagship devices with stripped down specs compared to their bigger siblings such as the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, LG’s G2 mini retains most of the powerful specs of its bigger sibling. More than likely, the LG G2 mini will share the same form factor as the LG G2, which touts a volume rocker and power button just below the camera lens housed on the back of the device. The rumor first appeared on nowhereelse.fr back in early October, which confirmed the 4.7 inch screen size and True HD screen.
The LG G2 mini is rumored to come with a 4.7 inch screen size, which should be either HD or Full HD in nature. The G2 mini could come touting a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM, just like the LG G2. With Android 4.4 KitKat becoming the standard for new Android devices, even those with less powerful specs, we can surely expect to see the newest version of Android running the LG G2 mini.
On the other hand, we may not be seeing an LG G2 mini after all. As amazing as the LG G2 is, the device has not been selling very well in the U.S., mostly due to branding issues. Many Americans are caught in the world of Apple, and if an Android manufacturer is known to them, it is more than likely Samsung, who dominates when it comes to sheer amount of Android devices released. This may make LG think twice about releasing a device in the states that could gather dust on retailer shelves. Furthermore, if the LG G2 mini is indeed packing a Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM, it could be hard for LG to drop the cost of the device that much lower than it’s bigger sibling.
We could be seeing the LG G2 at CES in January 2014 next year, and would be a nice addition to the current Android mini handset line-up. At the moment, there’s no telling how the device could be priced, but we should see it on par with other mini Android handsets. Would you be interested in a mini version of the LG G2? Do the rumored specs sound reasonable to you, or does it seem to be a bit far-fetched? Let us know in the comments.