Ever since LG made the G2 Mini official yesterday, there’s been some confusion about its specs. Not anymore, though – we now have the full hardware details to talk about.
The announcement of the G2 Mini really felt like it went up ahead of time, as if someone made a mistake and pulled the trigger too early. After all, an official teaser for the handset clearly spoke about it being introduced on February 24. Alas, LG may have realized that everyone would only be paying attention to one thing on that day: the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The G2 Mini, it turns out, will have no less than three different hardware versions. This is something that LG’s done with the recently unveiled L series III smartphones, so we’re assuming there’s some logic to the strategy (though if that’s the case, said logic is well hidden).
The first G2 Mini model will come with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8926 processor (with four ARM Cortex-A7 cores), an 8 MP rear camera, 150 Mbps 4G LTE, and NFC support.
Next up we have the 3G-only dual-SIM variation, which will feature an MSM8226 Snapdragon instead (which is essentially the same part as the MSM8926, save for the different modem), again an 8 MP rear camera, 21 Mbps HSPA, and no NFC.
And finally, there’s going to be a separate 4G-capable model sold in Latin America. This one will sport a quad-core 1.7 GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i processor (with four ARM Cortex-A9 cores), a 13 MP rear camera, 100 Mbps LTE, and no NFC.
Other specs have thankfully remained identical throughout all of these versions, so the 4.7-inch 540×960 IPS touchscreen, 1.3 MP front camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, microSD card support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and the 2,440 mAh battery are all in there. All of the variants will run Android 4.4 KitKat, naturally. And all three iterations will weigh the same amount: 121 grams.
The first one to be available will be the dual-SIM model, which will arrive in Russia and its surrounding countries in March. The LTE versions will follow after that, and we’ll see them in Latin America (obviously), Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Expect the G2 Mini to come in at least four colors: white, black, red, and gold.