Since making its debut at Mobile World Congress we haven’t heard about or seen much of LG’s G2 mini. And that’s a shame, too, because we really liked what we saw late last month; the device is similarly designed to the G2, but with a nice textured shell instead of a glossy back, and the screen size was more manageable compared to the G2’s 5.2-inch display. At the time it wasn’t clear when we’d see the G2 mini hit stateside, but according to @evleaks, the handset is coming to Sprint (as model number LS885).
A release date wasn’t shared, but chances are LG is gearing up to release the mid-range handset fairly soon. Here’s a quick summary of the device from when we saw it at MWC. Note that the specs that were shared when the device was announced might not be what we see when the device launched for Sprint. Without further ado: 4.7-inch display (960×540), 3G/4G Qualcomm processor, and either an 8-megapixel or 13-megapixel camera (without optical image stabilization).
Otherwise the G2 mini should come with many of the same software flourishes and features found in the G2, including Knock Code, QSlide and QuickMemo. Under the hood users should expect Android 4.4 KitKat as well. Despite featuring watered down specs, the G2 mini might actually be one of the better mid-range devices to watch out for. We really liked what LG offered in the G2, and with a less slimy rear shell, the G2 mini might in some ways offer a better experience. We’ll let you know more details as soon as they’re available.
LG G2 mini landing on Sprint as model number LS885.
— @evleaks (@evleaks) March 31, 2014