There’s a growing trend for Android manufacturers to churn out half-baked “mini” versions of their respective flagships, and while the Sony Xperia Z1 f bucked the trend by actually being good, it sounds as though LG is sticking with the old-school method.
The latest round of LG G2 mini specs suggests a handset that’s nowhere near deserving of the LG G2 name.
The LG G2 was praised as one of the best flagship phones of 2013, with specs including a 5.2in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz, and a 13MP rear camera.
What we’d really like to see is a smaller version of that handset, without scrimping on the internals. Not everyone wants a colossal 5.2in smartphone, after all.
But no, a recent LG G2 mini benchmark has the industry collectively rolling its eyes in disappointment.
According to said benchmark, LG G2 mini specs will include a 960 x 540 resolution, lower still than the 720p promised a couple of weeks ago. There’s no word on display size, but we’re thinking somewhere around 4.3in.
Meanwhile, the LG G2 mini’s quad-core processor is clocked at 1.2GHz, with the consolation prize being the latest version of Android, namely KitKat.
It’s still unclear at this stage if the LG G2 mini will adopt rear volume buttons like its big brother, but in any case, it doesn’t sound like anything worth getting too excited about.