At the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona today, LG unveiled the LG G2 Mini. We also have the new L Series III family, a renovated mid-range line formed by the L90, L70 and L40 models, all with Android KitKat.

Was something missing? Probably—like an unconfirmed Nexus 8 tablet and even a device for Google. The Mobile World Congress starts here.

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo en Español.

Above you have LG's trailer for the fair. The video puts a lot of emphasis on the taps, as if the screen were a door. The reason? A new application called Knock Code—the software heir to Knock Knock that we saw in the LG G2, which allows you to unlock your smartphone by tapping the screen.


The difference between the two apps is that Knock Code is based on sequence-specific touches. The application will be present on the LG G Pro 2. According to LG, Knock Code will have over 86,000 combinations. Check out a short preview video of how it works:

The LG G Flex and LG G Pro 2

The LG G Flex has received good reviews, and LG insists that by 2018, much of the smartphone market will have curved or flexible screens. They argue that curved screens ensure that devices are easier to use and more comfortable for viewing content.


LG G Flex aside, the first smartphone to review in this presentation is the LG Pro 2. The market for tablet phones is growing, and is expected to multiply six times by 2018. That's why LG wants to defend its position in this market—with the G Pro 2. Here's the rundown:

LG G Pro 2 Features

  • OS: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • CPU: 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800
  • Display: 5.9-inch IPS + 1280 x 720, 373 ppi. Gorilla Glass 3
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16 / 32GB + MicroSD
  • Main camera: 13 MP with stabilizer enhanced IOS +, HDR, and 4K video recording or 120FPS
  • Battery: 3200 mAh Li-Po
  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Sound : Speaker 1W
  • Price: (price to be confirmed).

LTE LG G2 Mini: Small, But Not


Then there's the LG G2 Mini. This is a replica of the LG G2, but equipped with a 4.7-inch screen instead of the 5.2 inches of the original G2. If LG had kept the other features, this phone would be a little gem. Unfortunately, they also reduced the screen resolution, memory, processor, camera, and battery. It is, in short, a competent midrange.

The LG G2 arrives in March in Russia, Asia and Latin America. In many cases it will come in a 3G version with dual SIM. After that, it comes to Europe. Here is a summary of its features:

Features Mini G2 LG LTE

  • OS: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400
  • Display: 4.7-inch IPS 540 x 960, 234 ppi
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 8 GB + MicroSD
  • Primary Camera: 8 MP HDR
  • Battery: 2440 mAh Li-Po
  • Dimensions: 129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 121 grams
  • Price: (price to be confirmed).


The LG F70 and the L-Series III

LG hasn't put much emphasis on other terminals. This is the Series L III and F70. The F70 is the possible response to the Motorola Moto G. It's a smartphone with features that are a little below the LG G2 Mini, with Android Kit Kat. It will hit Europe in March and soon after to Asia and Latin America.

You've probably heard about the L-series III. The three LTE models are the LG L90, L70 and L40. The largest—the L90—has an integrated 4.7-inch screen and 960 × 540 pixel resolution, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage.


The following, in descending order, is the L70. It has a 4.5-inch screen, 800 × 480 pixel screen resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. Both this and the L90 have a front-facing camera of eight megapixels.

Finally we have the L40. Its features are very basic: a 3.5 inch screen and 480 × 320 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. Its front camera is a mere three megapixels. This was the final news from LG—there has been no mention of rumors involving Google. We'll be hearing more about the devices later. Thanks for following the year's most exciting smartphone fair!


This post originally appeared on Gizmodo en Español.