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March 27, 2014

LG out details of global launch of the LG G2 Mini

LG+G2+mini+NewAs the smallest LG G Series phone yet, the G2 mini 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 complement the Quad-Core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat OS for a seamless multimedia experience. Offered in both LTE and 3G versions, the G2 mini is the perfect device for customers moving up from a feature phone or upgrading their current smartphones.

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 G2 mini 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. It 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.

Key Specifications:

–    Chipset:   1.2 GHz Qualcomm Quad-Core MSM8926 (LTE) / MSM8226 (3G) 1.7GHz Nvidia Quad Core Tegra 4i (LATAM LTE version)
–    Display: 4.7-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
–    Memory: 8GB eMMC / 1GB RAM / SD Card Slot
–    Camera: Rear 8.0MP / 13.0MP (LATAM LTE version) / 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 / Cat. 3 (LATAM), 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, Red, Gold (depending on region)
–    Other: Knock Code, Plug & Pop, Guest Mode, Clip Tray, Quick Window, etc.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said:

“The compact G2 mini offers a combination of design, hardware and UX features previously unavailable in its class, making it a very attractive option for mid-tier markets, with the G2 mini, our objective is to allow a much larger consumer base to be able to experience the key benefits of the G2 UX in a smaller form factor. And to that end, we’re confident we’ve succeeded with the G2 mini.”

In order to meet the diverse needs of customers worldwide, the G2 mini will be available in several variations t 3G/4G LTE, Single/Dual SIM and four vibrant color options including Titan Black, Lunar White, Red and Gold depending on the region. Roll-out will begin in April in CIS countries followed closely by markets in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Details of availability in these and other countries will be announced locally in the weeks ahead.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini