LG G3 leaks provide clues suggesting a smaller model is also in the works

23/04/2014

LG G3 Leaks Provide Clues Suggesting A Smaller Model Is Also In The Works

Leaks from smartphone LG have suggested that the company is already looking to work on a smaller version of its LG G3 flagship, even though the full version of the device has yet to actually be officially announced.

Rumours have been rife about what LG is working on at the moment, with many expecting to see some sort of change in its new flagship. 

Some have predicted that the LG G3 could see the company manage to bring quad-HD displays to the market before the red hot favourite Samsung, which has been working on bringing one to the market for the last few months with the rumoured Samsung Galaxy F.

Meanwhile, other rumours have stated that LG could be looking to release two versions of its smartphone, with many suggesting that it might have the traditional aluminium casing on the standard device, as well as one that comes in at a slightly smaller price point thanks to the presence of a plastic chassis.

And in new rumours, PhoneArena has suggested that the firm is now looking to bring out an LG G3 Mini close to the release of the LG G3.

It would not be totally out of the ordinary at this point to suggest that this could be a reality, either. While smaller versions have previously taken some time to come to market in previous years, other rumours recently have suggested that Samsung and Sony are both working on pared down editions of their Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia S2 flagships recently. 

The belief that LG is following suit comes down to the company's use of code names for its handsets. While it has previously used the name B2 for its work on the LG G3, detective digging from PhoneArena has suggested that there is now a B2MINI on the go as well. 

There are still no real concrete ideas about what the phone will pack as specifications, since there have been no images discovered of the proposed device at the moment. However, internet rumours have suggested that it will be shipped with a 720p display somewhere in the neighbourhood of 4.7 inches in size.

In terms of operating systems, it seems that LG is going to be making a bit of a unique turn on this. Predictions are that it will be packaged with the Google Android OS, with the standard models having the 4.4.2 Kit Kat version.

However, somewhere along the line, the company will also be likely to add its own skin to the operating system through the use of its own Optimus. 

Physically, it will also have an 8MP rear camera, as noted by the leaked document's confirmation of a 3264 x 2248 pixel resolution, while the release date should be shortly after the launch of the LG G3 full version, which is predicted to be brought to the market worldwide in July of this year.