SINGAPORE, May 10, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) is bringing its first “compact” G Series smartphone to the global market, the G2 mini LTE. First unveiled in February this year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the G2 mini LTE offers the design excellence and premium UX features of the award-winning LG G2 in a smaller form factor.
- Chipset: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE)/ MSM8226
- Display: 4.7-inch HD IPS (960 x 540)
- Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / SD Card Slot
- Camera: Rear 8.0MP / 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 / HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS, NFC (4G LTE version only)
- Colors: Titan Black, Lunar White
- Other: Knock CodeTM, Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window, etc.
As the smallest LG G Series phone yet, the G2 mini LTE retains the innovative design heritage of the Rear Key and minimalist style first introduced in the LG G2. The 4.7-inch IPS display and 2,440mAh removable battery complements the Quad-Core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat OS for a seamless multimedia experience.
The G2 mini LTE comes preloaded with Knock Code™, which enables users to power on and unlock their LG smartphones in one easy step by tapping a personalized “knock” pattern on the phone’s display. This offers greater security as the pattern can be made up of a sequence of two to eight taps, allowing for more than 80,000 possible combinations. Knock Code™ can be entered on any area of the display, making one-handed entry effortless and convenient.
The G2 mini LTE will be available in Singapore from 10th May 2014 at a recommended retail price of S$528. There will be two vibrant color options, including Titan Black and Lunar White.
A pity the screen is rather low resolution at 960 x 540, especially considering its 4.7 inch size. Otherwise, at this price point, it certainly looks like a decent smartphone.