LG G2 might be getting a mini version in the near future

Could this be getting smaller?

The LG G2 was a surprisingly good phone, even if it didn't rocket off the shelves, and now it looks like it's getting downsized like so many flagships before it.

That's according to Greek site Techblog, which has heard that a mini version of the handset is in the works. Supposedly it will be shrunk down from 5.2 to 4.7 inches but will have the same Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM as the LG G2.

That's the same as the rumoured Sony Xperia Z1s, which also looks like it might eschew the desire to drop the spec when making a smaller device.

Small, but not that small

If so it won't actually be all that mini, since it will have the same screen size as the HTC One, but it could be small enough to tempt those who baulked at the mammoth dimensions of the LG G2.

It's not known whether the screen will be 720p or 1080p - although at 4.7-inches we'd hope the latter. We assume it will retain the rear key and other features of the LG G2 that are becoming... erm... iconic..

Techblog suggests that the LG G2 mini, or whatever it ends up being called, will probably be announced during CES 2014 in January, but that appears to just be a guess rather than inside knowledge - although MWC 2014 is just around the corner...

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.