Those who buy "minis" don't care about latest specs
Originally Posted by Robin>Hood
Sometimes that statement is correct sometimes it is not, depending on circumstances. Personal or not... But the G2 mini/G3 mini is a different story.
When the G2 Mini got released there were leaks already of the G3 Mini. The G2 mini got released way to late:
G2 Mini: Status Available. Released 2014, April
G2: Status Available. Released 2013, September
The first G3 Mini leaks are from april. The G3 is getting annoucned the end of this month and the G3 mini will follow quickly. The timespan between those two phones is just too short. It's not like you have to wait 8-12 months, no it's probably only 1-3 months.
This makes your argument invalid lol.
Personally I wait 4-6months after release before buying:
- 1° I can see how it fares IRL other a couple of months across forums
- and 2° the price drops very fast.
G2 mini was released too close to G3 mini announcement so its price fell even faster. I got mine for under EUR200 (that would be USD150) which is a great bargain.
Also I wouldn't wait for G3 S/Beat (mini) because it is way bigger (5", that's why it couldn't seriously be tagged as mini!!). G2 mini is great since they fit a 4.7" display within 2.6in/6.6cm while others with the same width only have 4.3" or 4.5" displays (Moto G) and are heavier.
...and G3 S/Beat also sports a s400, "only" 1GB RAM and 8MP camera. The price is set at EUR350 for those who wish to buy it when it hits the market (mid-Aug in Germany): smart move, really?