Introducing LG’s first compact smartphone : The LG Mini

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LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its first ever “compact” smartphone, G2 mini, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.

Developed as a smaller version of the award-winning LG G2, the G2 mini will introduce most of the G2’s premium UX features to a new global audience.

User-favorite UX features found in LG’s premium G Series flagship models, such as Guest Mode and Plug & Pop, have been carried over to the G2 mini to satisfy a generation of new users. And because the global mid-tier smartphone was designed to meet the needs of millions of customers around the world, the G2 mini will be available in many variations: Single/Dual SIM, 3G/4G LTE, four vibrant color options (Titan Black, Lunar White, Red and Gold).

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Now mature, the smartphone market has settled into categories of premium devices with display sizes above 5-inches and mid-tier devices in the 4.5-inch range.1 As a 4.7-inch device with optimum hardware unmatched in its class, the G2 mini is anticipated to fur-ther satisfy consumer demand for a practical smartphone with premium features. As a compact version of the smartphone that has earned a number of “Best of 2013” awards from the media, the G2 mini maintains the innovative design heritage of the Rear Key first introduced in the G2. The 4.7-inch screen and 2,440mAh battery are both top-in-class and the bright IPS display and powerful Quad-Core processor provide a superb multitasking experience. What’s more, the G2 mini comes with Android 4.4 KitKat for the most up-to-date and optimized Android experience currently available.

“G2 mini is all about bringing the best user experience of the G2 to a more compact, mid-tier device, giving millions of customers the opportunity to benefit from the LG premium experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The G2 mini offers the perfect balance of modern design and practical user experience in a compact package without compromising per-formance.”

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The G2 mini will being its global rollout in March with the 3G Dual SIM model in CIS countries followed soon after by major markets in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia — including Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan — and Europe. Attendees of MWC 2014 will be able to experience the G2 mini first-hand at LG’s Booth in Hall 3 of Fira Gran Via.

Key Specifications:
– Chipset: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE), MSM8226 (3G)
1.7GHz Nvidia Quad-Core Tegra 4i (LATAM LTE version)
– Display: 4.7-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
– Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / SD Card Slot
– Camera: Rear 8.0MP / 13.0MP (LATAM LTE version) / Front 1.3MP
– Battery: 2,440mAh (removable)
– Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Size: 129.6 x 66.0 x 9.8mm
– Weight: 121g
– Network: Cat. 4 & VoLTE / Cat. 3(LATAM), HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
– Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, NFC (only applicable to 4G LTE version)
– Colors: Titan Black, Lunar White, Red, Gold (availability differs by region)
– Other: Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window, etc.