According to reports, Apple has started to mass produce a smaller tablet, the dubbed ‘iPad mini,’ which is set for launch later this month.

The device allegedly includes a smaller 7.85-inch LCD screen with a lower resolution than the Retina display that was included with the iPad 3, which boasts a 9.7-inch screen.

Earlier reports suggested that Apple will use Samsung’s QXGA technology in the latest iPad iteration and ditch LG’s technology due to the lack of display quality. It is however believed LG Display and Taiwain’s AU Optronics are mass-producing the device’s display, which was last seen in the iPad 2.

The Journal cited two people familiar with the device, but declined to be named.

The smaller tablet is thought to be announced next week on October 10, according to media reports, but Apple has yet to issue an invitation to the press.