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Mini LG G3 Reportedly Outed as LG “G3S”

LG G3S

More information is popping up for the rumored mini version of the LG G3. According to the latest leak from @evleaks, the mini variant of LG’s latest flagship will be named the LG G3S. Previously under the working name of G3 Mini, since that made a bit more sense, it’s reported that there could be multiple variants of the device, one of which will feature a dual-SIM setup. 

Beyond this new look at the device, it is rumored at this time that the phone will feature a 720p display (size unknown), 8MP rear-facing camera, and will run Android 4.4.2 out of the box.

We could still be quite a bit away from an announcement from LG, seeing as how the G3 is just now trickling out to American consumers.

What is your take on the name? My first thought when typing G3S is that I’m just misspelling Apple’s iPhone 3GS, which is somewhat annoying for me. Let’s hear your take below in the comments section.

Via: @evleaks
  • Kenneth B.

    LG G3 Water Test – Is it Water Resistant?: http://youtu.be/qQlEi-W7GCE
    Found something seriously crazy on youtube. I thought that LG stated the G3 wasn’t waterproof or even water resistant??!

  • Renan Rennó

    What’s the screen size?

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    The “mini” G3 is already out, it’s called the G2.

  • MyLGfans

    Droid-life, please goolge LG D724 CIS…

  • MyLGfans

    The official model number for G3 S is D724. It is for CIS market only!

  • skinja99

    People hate these mini versions when the specs are reduced. If the specs are reduced it shouldn’t be called a mini because it is no longer the same class of phone.

    I would love the option of the top tier phone in a smaller size.

  • mcdonsco

    Would have loved a g3 in 4.7-5″ form…but as usual, its a low spec device…damn it.

  • Guest

    3GS GS3 and now G3S.

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  • They Who Shall Remain Nameless

    Somebody about to get sued.

  • Cael

    G3S = dual sim version of the LG G3 mini.
    G3 Beat = China version of the LG G3 mini.

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Just got my G3 in today ^_^

  • flosserelli

    1440p down to 720p? Wtf LG

    • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

      Half-assing in its most literal, technological form

      • flosserelli

        No doubt. 1080p would have been perfect.
        *sigh*

  • Zachary McDonough

    3GS
    GS3
    G3S

    Soon they are going to run out of combinations.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      3SG
      SG3
      S3G

      They’re only 50% through :-)

      • DanielMena9

        not with case sensitive naming conventions ;-P

        3Gs
        3sG
        3sg

        xp

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Touche.

          In which case, you are looking at 24 total possible combinations, so we are down to 12.5% used. Plenty of room to grow!

  • joejoe5709

    It should be a G2 sized phone with 1080p screen (or better) and 3GB of RAM with a Snapdragon 801.

    • Marcus Thomas

      It should literally be the G2 in a G3 lookalike body. Call it the G2S.

      I’m seriously so tempted to buy the G2 for the better battery life, but the G3 just looks too good to pass up with some nice accessories, too.

  • ROR1997

    If they keep it at 4.5/4.7 and put the same specs in there it will be the best “mini” in the US

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      If they are downgrading the camera, I’d expect the rest to be cut as well. Snapdragon 400, *maybe* 2GB RAM, with 1 GB more likely, and 8 GB internal storage + SD slot, but still 2x the Moto G price with its only advantage being the camera sensor size, and possibly a few software tweaks that you could replicate with an app.

      “Mini” is now equivalent to “mid-range”, even if the prices tend more towards flagship than budget despite the relative lack of power, quality, and features. It is honestly depressing to watch.

  • LosttsoL

    The S stands for small. Small, small, s-m-all.

  • DanielMena9

    I’m hopeful. I just switched to a a Moto G from an iPhone 5s from an Xperia Z1 Compact from a Nexus 5 from an LG G2, and the Moto G has a screen size of 4.5″ with 720p resolution, if this phone drops at 4.3″ – 4.5″ at 720p with the minimal bezels shown above (Moto G has a horrendous chin about the size of an iPhone 5s chin without a button!) it will be MY NEXT (pun intended, ah The Verge).

    My suggestion for naming is to make it LG G3s. The lower case exemplifies the smaller size and doesn’t look like 3GS.

  • paul_cus

    At least LG is going to put a 720p display in this year’s Mini.

  • 213ninja

    someone please pick a different letter!!

  • Guy Pierce

    Please don’t ruin the G series like Samsung has already done with the S series and all their crap one off versions

  • Nathan Borup

    Why don’t manufacturers just make their flagship phones in a smaller size as well as the larger size instead of throwing crap hardware into their “mini” versions?

    • hkklife

      In this case they went from too many pixels on the G3 to too few on the “mini”. A 4.7″ 1080P screen would’ve been perfect for this one!

      • Nathan Borup

        my point exactly… mini versions of phones don’t HAVE to have crappy hardware

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      • gu

        4.7″ isn’t mini though. It’s normal size.

    • dannyWHITE

      Because people prefer bigger phones. Blame Samsung for starting the Note trend.

      • Nathan Borup

        I see more people complaining about bigger phones than praising them…

        • malcmilli

          Just because a group is louder doesn’t mean a group has more numbers.

          • Nathan Borup

            Then how do you know that people prefer bigger phones? According to you they don’t voice their opinions…

          • malcmilli

            I’m not saying there arent people who prefer small phones, but what some people say and what most people do often times don’t go hand in hand. So some people might be upset about the size, but not enough to put a dent in the pockets of these manufacturers. In fact, most of these OEMs are making more money than they did before the larger phones.

            So they don’t feel they have as much of an incentive to make a top of the line spec’d out compact device.

            I’m not saying phones arent getting larger at a pretty fast rate and that we wont hit a point where we might even go back down in size, but at the moment, the number of people complaining seem to be in the minority. At least when it comes to current android users.

          • Nathan Borup

            That is because the majority of android users don’t know anything when it comes to technology. We are the minority here, we actually follow what the different version of android are… most other android users just bought an android phone because it is cheaper, or they wanted to fit into the GS3, GS4 fad. Most people that actually have a say in the matter would actually prefer smaller phones that fit in one hand. That is part of the reason why the Moto X was so popular

          • malcmilli

            But how popular exactly was the Moto X? It didnt sell very well. And how does our opinion matter any more than the gen public?

          • Nathan Borup

            Because the general public doesn’t make decisions on specs. They make decisions on price/fad/carrier. Most people don’t even know anything about the specs of their phones. Fads play a huge role especially when it comes to samsung devices. Some people think there are only iphones and samsung phones, so since samsung is the only alternative to iOS (in some people’s minds) they buy the larger phones from samsung… not because they want a larger phone, but because it is the only alternative

          • malcmilli

            Calling it a fad is a little undermining of marketing power. Its not Samsung’s fault other OEMs can’t brand their products. They earned those sales so let’s not just dismiss that. (And im not a huge galaxy fan.).

            But if most people don’t know about specs then they wouldn’t know the mini versions are underspecced. And the mini versions should be flying off the shelves.

            And the general public moves the profit margins of the OEMs. People like us matter but only to a certain extent.

          • Nathan Borup

            The only reason why mini versions aren’t flying off the shelves is because carrier representatives know the difference with specs and are trying to sell flagship phones. If there was a manufacturer that made a smaller phone like 4.7″ with top tier specs, it would sell like crazy… but no manufacturer does that.

          • malcmilli

            Ok so the biggest factor in sales is the in-store reps is what you’re saying, that’s fine. So what’s the marketing influence in relation to the in-store reps? Just wondering your opinion on the matter.

            Hey i’m not saying 4.7 inch flagship wouldnt sell. I’m perfectly fine with a 4.7 inch flagship, i own a nexus 4 at the moment. However, my argument is, I do not think the phone at 4.7 inches would sell any more than the phone would at 5 inches.

            I could be wrong but I dont think the z1 compact sold as much as the z1, otherwise Sony probably wouldnt have skipped the z2 compact. Or the z2 would have just been compact size, and the 5.2 inch z2 would have just been the z2 Ultra.

            I do think phones should be sold with equal specs at all interviews, or at least comparable performance (for example i could understand a slight drop in specs for a significantly smaller phone to cut costs). But I don’t think 100 million people are flipping tables because they cant get themselves a 4.3 inch phone with an s805 at launch.

          • pogo

            I don’t know. Samsung’s smartphone sales are down and they Samsung thinks they’ll go down even further.

          • pete

            HTC’s sales are going down again as well.

          • malcmilli

            the closet phone samsung had to 4.7inches was the galaxy nexus at 4.65. It’s safe to say the 4.8 gs3 and the 5.0 gs4 have easily outsold that device. The gs4 sold more than the gs3. Can we stop trying to attribute sales (something that has tens if not hundreds of factors) directly proportionate to screen size? There is no evidence stating such.

        • http://batman-news.com LiterofCola

          I’ve seen more people buy phablets than hear people talk about phones being too big. And the ones that were complaining about phones being too big were iPhone users. Yep.