KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG unrwapped the LG G2 Mini on Thursday ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress (MWC), as it looks to challenge the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.
While it's called the G2 Mini, the smartphone isn't in fact that small, touting a 4.7in qHD 960x540 resolution display, making it larger than the Xperia Z1 Compact and much bigger than the iPhone 5S. The screen will be powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.4. Kitkat mobile operating system.
Like its bigger brother, the LG G2 Mini's physical keys are on the rear of the phone, and it also comes with the same set of custom software features. These include LG's Plug & Pop, which automatically produces a customisable menu of apps and audio programs when earphones or a USB cable are connected, and an optional Guest Mode.
Andy Coughlin, head of mobile at LG UK said, "Recent trends have seen the emergence of larger screens and phablets, which offer an incredible viewing experience on the go, however we must not forget that there is still a huge appetite for smaller devices that fit conveniently into pockets and handbags.
"We are incredibly excited about the arrival of the G2 Mini, which brings many of the features consumers have come to love about the LG G2, but in a more compact size. The reception to the G2 has been very positive from both media and consumers alike and we are confident that the G2 Mini will continue this success."
The LG G2 Mini also features dual 8MP and 1.2MP cameras, 8GB of expandable internal storage, a 2,440mAh removable battery and support for 4G LTE. Once released, the handset will be available in black, white, red and gold.
It's still unclear when the LG G2 Mini will arrive in the UK, but it will appear on store shelves globally from March. µ