(Relaxnews) – LG is the latest Android smartphone maker to launch a miniaturized version of its current flagship handset.
The Korean company has published an initial teaser image of the phone it is simply calling the MINI, alongside its big brother the LG G2, on its Facebook page ahead of its official launch at the Mobile World congress on February 24.
In building a smaller, potentially less powerful version of its current hero phone, LG is following a now well-worn path already taken by Samsung, Sony and HTC. There are even rumors that Apple will be considering a similar approach for its next-generation iPhone, due for launch this September.
Unfortunately, LG hasn’t offered any specifications or performance details about the new handset so there’s no way of telling, yet, if the Mini will have a lower-resolution screen and smaller processor than the G2 on which it’s based.
However, the image does show that the new phone will be keeping the rear panel buttons found on the full-size G2. The buttons are positioned that way on the original to improve use because its massive 5.2-inch screen makes the phone very difficult to hold and operate with the same hand.