Rumors suggesting that LG was developing a “mini” version of the flagship G2 crossed our path back in December, painting the picture of a relatively powerful such handset (running a Snapdragon 800), but one still quite a bit larger than your typical mini phone, with a 4.7-inch display. Earlier this week, those rumors started picking up again, as we saw a device appearing to be the G2 Mini get its Bluetooth, and then its FCC certification. Not willing to leave us hanging any longer, LG has finally acknowledged the smartphone, posting the above teaser image to its Facebook page and sharing the news that it will be showing the phone off at MWC, on Monday, February 24.
This image doesn’t do anything to help confirm the G2 Mini’s internal specs, but it sure has us rethinking what we expect from the phone’s size. Those FCC documents claimed that the model would measure about five inches tall; the original G2, in comparison, is 5.45 inches tall. If this teaser image is to scale, and that bottom-right quadrant is supposed to compare the G2 with the G2 Mini, it suggest a much smaller phone – specifically, one that’s just 4.5 inches tall.
Still – that’s so small that it sounds a bit unbelievable; it would make the G2 Mini significantly smaller than either the GS4 Mini or HTC One Mini. It might even suggest we’re looking at a display close to four inches, if not smaller – you can see why this gives us pause. So, what’s going on? Was that FCC entry actually describing a different LG handset? Is LG’s image here simply not to scale? Questions abound, but at least our answers should arrive within a fortnight.