If ever a phone was named inappropriately, it was the LG G2 “mini” (left), with its 4.7in display just over half an inch away from matching the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Mini, ladies and gentlemen. Mini.
In somewhat surprising news, we’re hearing that the obligatory LG G3 mini might in fact be smaller than the aforementioned. Still not particularly “mini”, but it’s a tiny step in the right direction.
The shock news (yeah, my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek) comes by way of Zauba, which – you all know this one by now – records details of goods entering India, including unannounced smartphones being imported for research and development purposes.
Turns out something with the model number LGD722 entered New Delhi at the end of May, and it’s thought to be the LG G3 mini.
For what it’s worth, further LG G3 mini specs supposedly include a 2,100mAh battery, 5MP camera, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 8GB internal storage. Oddly, that'd mark a step down from the 2,440mAh battery and 8MP camera on the LG G2 mini.
I realise I say this every time we mention these “mini” smartphones, but for our money, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the only one to get it right, shoving flagship-level specs in a pocket-friendly phone.