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LG teases G2 Mini reveal ahead of MWC

Tom Morgan
12 Feb 2014
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LG has posted an image to its official Facebook page teasing the arrival of the G2 Mini, a smaller version of its flagship G2 smartphone, ahead of MWC later this month

LG has used its official Facebook fan page to tease the announcement of its G2 Mini smartphone, a smaller version of the flagship G2 handset launched last year, ahead of an official unveiling at the Mobile World Congress show later this month.

LG G2 Mini tease

Based on the images, which show the rear of the G2 Mini alongside an original G2, the smaller smartphone will retain the rear-mounted power and volume controls of its bigger brother. The difference in size would suggest the G2 Mini could have similar dimensions to other 4.3in smartphones, but that doesn't mean it will have a 4.3in screen; the G2 is no bigger than most 4.7in handsets but has a 5.2in display, and we expect LG to do something similar with this new model. Rumours have suggested a 4.7in screen, along with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor as found in the vanilla G2.

Little is actually known about the G2 Mini so far, which is surprising given the fact that the HTC M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have all been heavily leaked ahead of the mobile world's largest annual trade show.

This early reveal suggests LG won't be introducing a new flagship to replace the G2 at this year's show. It would be quite the achievement if the company had managed to keep two high-end handsets a secret this close to an official unveiling.

Other rumoured specifications include 2GB of RAM and the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system running underneath LG's own tweaked UI.

We'll likely have to wait until Mobile World Congress, which kicks off on the 23rd of February, to find out more about LG's plans for its latest smartphone - unless it decides to share more over social networks ahead of the event itself.

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