LG isn’t like most other phone makers. Sometimes instead of leading us on and on until a major press conference, the company comes right out and tells us what to expect. Earlier this year, for example, the firm told us that it will announce the G Pro 2 during Mobile World Congress. Today, it basically confirmed that it will also have a smaller version of its G2 handset, the G2 mini, on display.
LG posted the image you see above on Facebook, along with a teaser that says “Experience the MINI. Mobile World Congres. 2014-2-24.” No, LG doesn’t come out and call it the G2 mini, but the device is positioned right next to its larger G2 brother, and also shows the same button configuration on the back, including the unique volume control layout.
We’re hoping that LG keeps all of the features of the G2 and just packs them into a smaller form factor. That’s basically what Sony did with the Xperia Z1 Compact, and it will allow LG to sell the phone to folks who so far have resisted jumping on the phablet bandwagon. A rumor from Dec. that first discussed the G2 mini said we can expect a smaller 4.7-inch display with a 1080p resolution, 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 800 processor and more. We hope LG keeps the OIS functionality in the camera as well.
As for release markets? We don’t yet know, and we probably won’t until LG officially discusses the phone during Mobile World Congress. We can still hold out hope for a U.S. launch, however, considering that LG’s G Pro, G Flex and G2 have all been released here. TechnoBuffalo will be covering LG’s announcements live and we’ll let you know as soon as we have more information. Here’s a look at the full Facebook image: