Does the S stand for small?
Mini iterations of company flagships seem to be all the rage these says, we’ve already seen the HTC One Mini 2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini appear this year, so it comes as no surprise to see leaks start popping up regarding a shrunken version of the LG G3.
The latest leak from MyLGphones, has claimed to have a German manual for a handset called the LG G3 S and shows a model ID of LG-D722v – which apparently matches the D722 code which passed through the FCC and export site Zauba recently.
According to the leaked user manual the LG G3 S has 5-inch, 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper, 4G, NFC and a 2540mAh battery.
It appears to come loaded with Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat. These specs hardly push the boundaries of what a phone can do, but it does meet the spec of the Samsung and HTC equivalents, apart from size.
It’s actually not that small in fact the screen size is surprising, previous rumours suggested the G3 mini would stick with its previous iterations 4.7-inch display or drop to a 4.5 to match the competitors. At 5 inches, the LG G3 S would be far from “mini”: the HTC One M8 has a 5-inch display, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 is only a shade larger at 5.1 inches. So it’s a mini big phone.
There’s no word on a G3 S release date or price, although with the volume of leaks at the moment we can’t see it being too far off.