While the only connection to the flagship LG G2 is its name and the buttons on the back, the LG G2 mini still looks quite good and will most likely end up like a choice of many budget smartphone buyers, mostly thanks to its affordability and neat design. We stopped by LG's booth to check out the little thing and we must note it is kinda cute, feels quite sturdy and it is definitely feels good in hand.
Based around a 4.7-inch qHD 960x540 screen and running on Android 4.4 KitKat with a dash of LG's Optimus UI, the LG G2 mini is years behind the LG G2 smartphone but it should be snappy with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 or Nvidia Tegra 4i SoC, depending on the region. The rest of the features include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, 2440mAh battery, a 13- or 8-megapixel rear camera with flash and volume and lock buttons placed below the camera, just like on the bigger LG G2.
Although we would certainly like to see a 720p panel squeezed inside the LG G2 mini, which should put it against the Moto G, it appears that budget is still sticking to qHD 540p.
The LG G2 mini should be available in black, white, red and gold color choices and start to roll out sometime in March or April, again depending on the region.