Despite rumored to announce the Galaxy S4 Mini at its June 20 media event, Samsung on Thursday went ahead and quietly announced the handset.
Is this a direct response to Motorola’s Moto X unexpected announcement? It doesn’t really matter, as by now we already knew a lot of details concerning this Galaxy S4 variant.
Specs and features
Just a few days ago we looked at a new set of specs and features for the handset, and it looks like they were pretty accurate. Here are the official specification for the Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9190):
- 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED display
- Size: 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm
- Weight: 107g
- 1.7GHz dual-core processor
- 1.5GB of RAM
- 8GB of memory (5GB available to the user)
- microSD support for up to 64GB of memory
- 8-megapixel camera with TouchWiz camera features
- 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G LTE
- NFC (only for the LTE version)
- dual SIM support (on certain variants)
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top
- 1900mAh battery
The Galaxy S4 Mini is not a flagship device – not that we ever expected it to be – but JK Shin seems to think that it has good enough specs to provide a “Galaxy S4 experience.” Here’s his full quote:
“We want to give people more choices with Galaxy S4 Mini, similar look & feel of Galaxy S4 for more compact and practical usages,” he said. “The new Galaxy S4 Mini provides consumers with a new way to enjoy the flagship Galaxy S4 experience.”
Release date and pricing
Actual availability details are missing in action at this point, but we’ll update the post accordingly once more information becomes available. In its press release (available below), Samsung says that the phone will be available in two colors at launch, White Frost and Black Mist and that it will have various versions out in various markets including a 4G LTE model, a 3G model and a 3G dual SIM model.
May 30, 2013 – Samsung Electronics today announced the Galaxy S4 Mini, a powerful, compact version of its bestselling smartphone, the Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 Mini delivers the superior performance, intuitive ease-of-use and sleek design of the Galaxy S4 in a portable chic and compact design.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: “Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini. This new handset is the ideal smartphone companion for anyone who wants a compact device packed with innovation.”
With a 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S4 Mini offers stunning images and content. At just 107g, the lightweight and compact design enables you to carry and use …read more
Via: Android Authority