LG G3 mini expected to be launched as LG G3S dual SIM

By | July 9, 2014

It’s been quite some time since LG G3 has been announced and as a ritual its mini version has been keenly awaited. In past few weeks we have been served with many rumors about the same. Now the serial smartphone leak expert evleaks has something concrete to offer. They have posted a schematic diagram on their twitter handle and it will be named a LG G3S, a dual SIM LG G3 mini variant primarily aimed at emerging markets.

As per the sketchy information presently available with us LG G3S would feature either a 4.5 inch or 5 inch display with HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. If we look at the schematic diagram below we could see a fourth button sitting in the right corner and it will be used to easily switch between the dual SIM cards. LG G3S would completely carry over the design and exterior aspects from its bigger sibling.LG G3S dual SIM

An 8 mega pixel snapper is expected to be present as primary camera, while a front facing camera (pixel count unspecified) will also be made available.  A quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM may take care of its performance. LG will probably supply LG G3S dual SIM with 16 GB of internal memory and its expandability is still not clear.

It will probably come power packed with a 2,400 mAh battery and most probably run on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. LG G3S being a dual SIM smartphone may be sold in select markets like emerging countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa. It may not be launched in US market for obvious reasons. Apart from the dual SIM thing LG G3S specs might be very good for emerging markets but may not sell much in markets like US where flagships with top of the line specs sell with a two year contracts and are much more affordable.

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Dual SIM devices have been a huge hit particularly in emerging economies as one telecom operator seldom covers whole of the country and on top of that one operator may provide cheap calling while the other may be good at providing cost effective data plans. No wonder dual SIM devices sell like hot cakes in Asian countries!