Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini official with 4.3-inch display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Looks like we won't have to wait until June 20 for our formal introduction the Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini. Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S 4 mini, revealing a device that looks fairly similar to its flagship Galaxy S 4 but in a smaller package.
Like the Galaxy S III mini before it, the Galaxy S 4 mini features a fairly mid-range spec list, especially when compared to its larger sibling. The S 4 mini touts a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras and a 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Also included is 8GB of internal storage (around 5GB of which is user-accessible), a microSD card slot, 1.5GB RAM, NFC and a 1,900mAh battery. A combination of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Samsung's TouchWiz overlay, complete with the usual list of S features, comes preloaded on the S 4 mini.
Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S 4 mini in both Black Mist and White Frost. The company says that it will offer its miniaturized Galaxy S 4 in 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ or 3G Dual Sim models, depending on the market. However, there's no word yet on exactly when the Galaxy S 4 mini will launch or how much it'll cost when it does.
While not quite as high-end as the Galaxy S 4, the Galaxy S 4 mini is quite a step up from the Galaxy S III mini. Many folks clamoring for a smaller version of the Galaxy S 4 would probably like to see the Galaxy S 4 mini pack a slightly beefier spec list, but the device seems like a respectable mid-range handset as it is, especially with the inclusion of 4G LTE connectivity. That LTE support, along with a 4.3-inch display and Android 4.2.2 OS, could also make the Galaxy S 4 mini an interesting option for anyone hunting for a small Android smartphone. Now that it's officially official, what do you think of the Galaxy S 4 mini? Will you buy one if it makes its way to your country?