So this is what the obsession with bigger screens has come to: LG has announced a phone called the G2 Mini, which, despite the name, still has a 4.7-inch display.
A couple years ago, 4.7 inches was was considered a friggin’ huge screen size for a smartphone. But phone makers kept pushing, to 5 inches, then to 5.2 inches. And these aren’t “phablets” we’re talking about. LG’s regular G2 already has a 5.2-inch display, and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is expected to be the same size.
If you think 4.7 inches is just the right size for a high-end phone, you’re out of luck with the G2 Mini. LG keeps with the grand tradition of crippling the miniature version of its flagship, opting for a 960-by-540 resolution display, Snapdragon 400 or Nvidia Tegra 4i processor, 8-megapixel camera, 8 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM. These are the kind of specs we saw on flagship phones from 2012.
It’s unclear whether the G2 Mini will reach the U.S. market anyway. According to The Verge, the roll out will begin in Russia next month, followed by the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and Europe.