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The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is the smallest model of Samsung’s new range of top tier Galaxies. With the flagship Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Mega put side by side, all 3 looked rather identical with similar design, materials and even button placements. It’s almost as if Samsung is trying to make choosing a device as easy as Small, Medium and Large.
To recap, the Galaxy S4 mini comes with a 4.3″ qHD display and it is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core 1.7GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM. Right in the middle is the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 with a 5.0″ Full HD display that’s powered with a choice of 1.2GHz/1.6GHz Octa-core or 1.9GHz Quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. The largest of them all is the Galaxy Mega with a 6.3″ 720p HD display that runs on the same processor and RAM as the Galaxy S4 mini.
Watch the Galaxy S4 mini hands-on video with stacked up comparison after the break.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is now official ahead of Samsung’s upcoming June 20th event. Just like the Samsung Galaxy S III mini, the Galaxy S4 mini is the little sibling of its current flagship Galaxy S4. Even the design is rather identical as well.
Just like the name suggests, it comes with smaller dimensions packed with mid-range level hardware. Over at the front, the Galaxy S4 mini comes with a pocketable 4.3″ Super AMOLED display that does a modest qHD resolution of 960×540. Powering the device is a dual-core 1.7GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM which is similar as its big bro Galaxy Mega. On-board it comes with 8GB of storage (5GB usable) which can be expanded with microSD card. In the imaging department it has a front facing 1.9MP camera and a main 8MP camera at the rear. Dimension wise, the Galaxy S4 mini is 8.94mm thick and weighs a rather light 107 grams.
Out of the box, it runs on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it is powered with a rather generous 1,900mAh battery. In terms of variants, there will be 3 versions – 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ and 3G Dual-SIM which comes in both Black Mist and White Frost colours. The 4G LTE model will have an added support for NFC. For those craving for TV remote features, you’ll be pleased to know that it comes with a built-in InfraRed Blaster port as well.
Head after the break for more product images.
The Galaxy S4 mini is a persistent rumour and judging by Samsung’s propensity to churn out devices that are variants of variants of variants, the S4 mini is looking very plausible considering Samsung makes the Galaxy S III mini with a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display (800×480) and a 1GHz dual-core NovaThor processor that’s selling for a Ringgit under RM1,000 right now.
In any case here’s the latest batch of images that, by the looks of it, is a smaller version of the Galaxy S4. Popular speculated specs include Android 4.2.2, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display (960×540, 256ppi), a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and even possible a dual-SIM variant. Expect the S4 Mini (or GT-i9190) is likely to carry some of the “smart” features from the Galaxy S4.
If the rumour does hold water then you’re looking at a pretty decent mid-range device — provided that the price is right.
More images after the jump.
It looks like Samsung wasn’t just working on the Galaxy S4, but also on smaller model as well. What you see on the far right is the purported Galaxy S4 mini that’s expected to be launched sometime in June/July.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is said to be having a larger 4.3″ Super AMOLED screen with qHD resolution of 960×540, a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and an option for dual-SIM variant. In terms of operating system, it is spotted to be running with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and carries the model number GT-i9190. It is likely to carry some of the “smart” features from the Galaxy S4.
Details are rather sketchy as of now but spec wise it looks like pretty decent mid-range device if the price is right. As comparison, the current Samsung Galaxy S III mini which is priced at RM999 comes with a 4.0″ Super AMOLED screen that does 800×480 pixels resolution. Powering the device is a dual-core NovaThor 1GHz processor.
Head after the break for more photos of the rumoured device.