LG G2 Mini hardware details arrive: three different SoCs


Yesterday we saw the LG G2 Mini get confirmed, but the announcement was a little odd. We didn’t see a formal press release from LG, and though it was clear we were dealing with official information, there were a few holes in the specifics. For instance, while we learned that the phone wasn’t going to get the Snapdragon 800 that had been rumored, we didn’t learn specifically which SoC would power the handset – all we knew was that it was a 1.2GHz quad-core chip. As it turns out, the situation’s slightly more complicated than that, and today we hear about three different versions of the G2 Mini, each running its own SoC.

First up, we have the LTE version of the phone, which is going to run a Snapdragon 400 – that means a quad-core A7 with an Adreno 305 GPU. Then we’ve got a 3G dual-SIM version of the phone, and while this one would run another Snapdragon 400, it’s a different version of the chip – the MSM8226 versus the MSM8926. Besides the different radio, the 3G version of the phone wouldn’t support NFC.

But then things change up a little more for this third variant, another LTE version, this time aimed at markets in Latin America. Instead of a Qualcomm chip at all, it would run an NVIDIA Tegra 4i. It also upgrades from an eight-megapixel camera to a 13MP shooter, though like the 3G version, the phone would lack NFC.

Reportedly, the 3G G2 Mini will go up for sale first, followed shortly by the other two.

Source: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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