The LG G3 may be getting a warm reception, but it wasn’t long ago that we were being quite critical of the manufacturer’s latest Android. Back in February LG launched the G2 Mini (above), a phone that really wasn’t that “mini” to begin with, and failed to measure-up to the G2 proper when it came to performance. But just a couple months later, we were already hearing about a possible G3 Mini; would LG be quick to deliver a new Mini model that was capable of making a more impressive showing? While that remains to be seen, some new evidence is painting the picture of a much more petite Mini handset this time around.
Remember, we were already looking at model number D725 for this possible G3 Mini, and today we’re checking out D722 – supposedly, D722 is the international European model, while D725 would be an AT&T variant. India’s Zauba import database shows a couple D722 handsets entering the country for testing late last week, and the entries provide us with a few sparse specs.
The most interesting is the mention of a 4.5-inch display; considering the G2 Mini had a 4.7-inch screen, this sounds like a step in the right direction. There’s no mention of resolution here, but we previously heard 720p offered as likely. Unfortunately, the SoC doesn’t sound too hot, as another 1.2GHz quad core component, and the five-megapixel camera could actually be a downgrade from the G2 Mini.
So all in all, this looks like a mixed bag: smaller and with a better display, but not necessarily a heck of a lot more powerful than the G2 Mini. Things may shift as we approach release, but that’s at least how the G3 Mini is coming across for the moment.