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Is Verizon getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini first in the U.S.?

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Is Verizon getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini first in the U.S.?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is already official, but the phone is going to be unveiled at the Samsung Premiere event in the U.K. on June 20th. A recent Bluetooth certification might have given us a clue as to which U.S.carrier will have its version of the Galaxy S4 mini released first. Based on information from the Bluetooth SIG, the Samsung SCH-I435 could be the first variant of the small sized Galaxy S4 to see daylight. And if so, that would suggest that Verizon customers will have first crack at the device, at least in the U.S.

Samsung usually reserves the SCH prefix for Verizon branded phones. And consider that the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is the SCH-I535 while the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is the SCH-I545. Certainly it would make sense for the SCH-I435 to be Big Red's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. And under the heading of Geographical Availability, the certificate shows North America.

So while there is no guarantee, it would appear that after being last to launch the HTC One in the states, Verizon will be the first to release the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.

The Bluetooth SIG hints that Verizon will be the first in the states to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

The Bluetooth SIG hints that Verizon will be the first in the states to offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini


source: BluetoothSIG, BlogofMobile via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 15 Jun 2013, 23:37 3

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Nobody wants this skimped, overpriced POS.

If I'm going to spend $350-$400 on a mid ranger I'll make sure it has at least a 720p screen .

When will SAMSUNG ever learn???????

posted on 15 Jun 2013, 23:55 1

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1361; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


they learned that people will buy anything with there name on it. I love samsung but wont ever buy a mini

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 05:48

4. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Most consumers are not as bright as you, think of the MILLIONS of people who have spent twice as much since 2007 for a mid-range iPhone. People make baaaaaaaaad decisions all the time.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 08:38

7. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


same thing can be said about lumia 720
If I'm going to spend $350-$400 on a mid ranger I'll make sure it can do 1080p video.
no midrange is perfect if you want perfect phone just buy a flagship

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 02:41

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 928; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


naah useless..

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 06:20

5. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


U.S. Cellular get it first since they won't be getting the One.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 07:55 2

6. HASHTAG (unregistered)


That makes no sense whatsoever. What does them not getting the HTC One have anything to do with Samsung, and the SGS4 Mini?

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 15:16

8. DANTExphone888 (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


To make up for them not having the One

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 21:07

10. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


No dude. It doesn't make up for anything.

posted on 16 Jun 2013, 21:07 1

9. Dadler22 (Posts: 161; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Verizon is great. They can manage to piss me off by not getting flagships anywhere near the launch date, and then when some piece of sh!t mid-ranger shows up, they're first to get it. S4 Active, and HTC One please. Not some Galaxy Knock-off

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 09:03

11. johnriii (Posts: 221; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


does anyone know the price of this on contract? if the price is right ($99, on contract) then I could see people who are hooked up to verizon buying this phone. getting a mid range price/device could help alleviate the high monthly bill we are paying to be on verizon, IMO. however, if it were me, I would just buy the S3.

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