LG rumoured to launch 4.7-inch G2 Mini at CES because scale is officially dead

Here’s a rumour to pique your interest on this dreary Tuesday: LG is rumoured to be readying a “mini” G2 for CES. Lest you think the company wants to sacrifice any of its usability, the screen size is pegged at an expansive 4.7-inches.

Yes, if the rumour pans out, LG is set to launch the biggest mini phone in history. According to Greek site TechBlog, LG is set to board the same train as Samsung, HTC, Sony and others by fitting the same specs — a 1080p display, 2.3Ghz Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB RAM and a 13MP camera — inside a smaller chassis, with a slightly lighter battery.

To put things in perspective, Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X, has a 4.7-inch 720p display, and Apple’s iPhone 5s has a 4-inch 720p display. LG’s G2 has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, but thanks to a some excellent engineering is only slightly bigger than the 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S4. If LG can pull off a considerably smaller 4.7-inch G2 Mini, with non-existent bezels and a 1080p screen, there will certainly be a lot of interested parties. But the move goes to show that scale has become largely irrelevant, and what used to pass as huge has now transitioned to small before our eyes. What a strange industry we live in.

Expect to hear more about this during CES next month.

[source]TechBlog (Greek)[/source][via]Android Beat[/via]