We had the opportunity to review the LG G2 late last year before the Nexus 5, which is based on the G2, was officially released. It’s a pretty solid phone, but maybe you wanted something cheaper and a little bit smaller. Apparently borrowing a page out of the books of every other Android phone manufacturer, LG has now announced the pending arrival of the LG G2 mini ahead of MWC next week.

Just as the Samsung S4 mini is a mini version of the full-size S4, the LG G2 mini takes a similar approach. The IPS display is not only smaller at 4.7 inches across the diagonal, but it’s also a lower qHD resolution of 960 x 540. Under the hood, we also find a quad-core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor from Qualcomm, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD expansion, 8MP camera, 1.3MP front camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. The overall design, including the buttons on the back, remains largely unchanged from the full G2.

Considering that many of its specs (like the processor) line up with the aggressively-priced Moto G, we hope that LG will be similarly aggressive on price when it launches the G2 mini. That said, since they are planning non-LTE and dual-SIM versions of this phone, it may or may not ever make its way to North America. We do hear that it’ll launch in Russia next month with release through Europe and Asia to come some time after that.

The teaser trailer below doesn’t really show us anything about the phone, but it does tell us that getting “mini” also means that you’ll be getting “younger” and “smarter.” Whatever that means.

Via MobileSyrup and IntoMobile

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