The G2 mini’s far from being a perfect smartphone specimen, but LG’s hoping it has what it takes to compete in developing markets when it comes out in April. That’s right — the 4.7-inch Android KitKat phone’s coming out next month, and it’s making the Russian Commonwealth its first stop, followed by countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The phone’s specs and features haven’t changed since we’ve last seen it at Mobile World Congress.
LG has revealed it will be releasing the G2 mini internationally from next month onwards. At the same time as the shipping information release, which does not appear to cover North America, the first sightings of the miniaturized flagship in European retailers are giving an indication for how much the smartphone will cost in some markets. Unveiled for Mobile World Congress, the LG G2 mini has a 4.7-inch 960×540 display with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and either a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor or a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4i, depending on the version. On the back is an 8-megapixel or 13-megapixel camera, again depending on model, with a 1.3MP front-facing version, along with rear-mounted controls similar to the full-size G2, and a 2,440mAh battery.