It’s not uncommon to see manufacturers release “mini” versions of their flagship smartphones, and it looks like that’s a trend that LG plans to continue with the G4.
A new report claims that a device called the “LG G4c” is in the works. According to WinFuture, the G4c will feature a 5-inch 1280x720 display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 2540mAh battery. Moving to its cameras, the G4c will reportedly pack an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. And while the LG G4c appears to borrow much of the design language of the full-on G4, the device appears to have lost some of its bigger sibling’s fancier camera features, such as Laser Auto Focus.
The LG G4c is expected to arrive in early June, and it’ll reportedly be priced at 279 euros ($313 USD), which isn’t a surprise considering its somewhat meager feature set.
With the rise in phablets in recent years, many folks have been clamoring for manufacturers to release “mini” smartphones that offer specs similar to their full-size counterpart, but in a smaller package. Unfortunately, most device makers ignore those requests, and it looks like that’s going to be the case with the G4c too. In fact, the G4c looks largely like last year’s LG G3 Beat/G3 S, just with an updated design a couple of small spec bumps. That’s sure to be a bit of a bummer to some, but if you’re looking for a smaller, more affordable G4 and don’t demand much of your smartphone’s performance, the G4c might be for you.