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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs reappear, 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 in tow

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs reappear, 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 in tow

New specs leak appeared for the upcoming Galaxy S4 Mini, seemingly confirming what we've heard so far about the handset. A 1.7 GHz Snadpragon 400 is under the hood, which is the same chipset powering the Mega line, a 540x960 pixels qHD Super AMOLED display with 4.3" diagonal could be in store, as well as 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 MP camera on the back plus a 2.1 MP forntal shooter. Android 4.2.2 is, obviously, running the show, and the compact handset might be introduced at Samsung's June 20th event in London.

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posted on 29 May 2013, 07:54 11

1. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


1280X720 should have been better
all other specs are okay for me.

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:56 7

3. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Agreed. They put a nice CPU/GPU in it, but then they completely cheap out on the screen? I couldn't recommend this phone to anyone in the US over the now-discounted S3. I guess it makes sense as an affordable option for countries that pay full price.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:02

5. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


They had the S3 on a big discount here in the Philippines for the launch of the S4. Gone in a day. :D

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:06 2

7. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


S3 is going for $400 unlocked here; have no idea who will choose this over the S3.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:51 2

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I'm, others are better of with iP4s with better Gpu and Cpu.

Samsung this sucks, should'ev had the S4 feautres on this, people prefer small phones like iPhones feautres on a 4inch device.

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posted on 29 May 2013, 09:20 6

24. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Nobody even reads your comments, TROLL. Just Thumbs down!!

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:36

25. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I read his comments. This one didn't appear to be in modern English though.

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:30

39. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Says the b@@ fan,

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posted on 29 May 2013, 10:52 1

36. chocolaking (Posts: 494; Member since: 22 May 2012)


This is some lame ass disappoint ment specs .
ppl should just buy the S3.
but samsung has lots stupid fan boys fall for it..
lied = smasnag

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:20 2

37. chistoefurpuffer (Posts: 140; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


It's suppose to be more of a mid-ranged handset dips**t. Whoever buys it doesn't make them stupid. How ignorant of you.
HTC fans really are the worst.

posted on 29 May 2013, 11:29

38. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


True, you can buy a used excellent condition S3 for that price and have highend Cpu, Gpu than this midrange scrap specs.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:44 1

26. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe its related with performance, the lower resolution will mean better performance, still I must agree in don't like that low resolution at all

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:58

27. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


nice CPU/GPU ???? hahahaha. this is same CPU/GPU that nokia uses in its lumia 520 and lumia 620!!!!
snapdragon 400 is essentially snapdragon s4 play but with a different name and u can check that by checking qualcomm announcements of snapdragon (200, 400 , 600 and 800). its also obvious as the snapdragon 400 and snapdragon s4 play uses the same gpu (adreno 305) . so in devices like the 520 and 620 ,yes its a pretty nice cpu/ gpu specially when u know that devices from samsung and sony with the same price come with a medicore single core cortex A5 processor !!
but for S4 mini (which has the same name of the legendary S4) which will come with a price at least double of that of the 520, this is a weak CPU/GPU

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:34 2

35. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Actually the 400 has more in common with the (lower-end) S4 Plus, including the GPU.

200 ~ S4 Play
400 ~ S4 Plus
600 ~ S4 Pro
800 = something super awesome we haven't experienced yet

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:57

4. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


If choosing qHD would lower the price significantly, I've got no complaints. 256 ppi should be more than decent for a mid-range device.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:07 1

8. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Maybe a year ago. I consider anything under 280 ppi entry-level for 2013.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:23 1

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That doesn't even make any sense. The Note 2 came out barely over 6 months ago. It has a ppi of 265. It is an entry level phone now?

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:28 3

18. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I question whether the Note 2 can be called a phone. Maybe I should be more specific: anything with a 4-5" screen and qHD, you're looking at 220-275 ppi. That's no better than 2010 standards.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:58

28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I guess that's your opinion. I could still consider some qHD phones mid-range at this point. Resolution & ppi aren't the only factors.

posted on 29 May 2013, 10:13

33. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


True, this is my opinion. I put a lot of emphasis on screen quality because that's the part of the phone I interact with most often. I can't see a quad-core processor, but I can see sharp text. And the major Android manufacturers agree, since every flagship released in 2012-13 has been half or full HD.

posted on 29 May 2013, 13:10

46. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yeah, I realize qHD is no longer flagship. That's obvious. But you said entry-level. I said mid-range. I can't consider qHD entry-level when 800x480 & below phones are still being released all the time.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:25

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


What the heck are you talking about???
This S4 Mini is way better, in my humble and honest opinion, than that
minutely-mini iPhone. And, if it is retailed at or under $300 it will change the game all over again because, Samsung will be able to launch their new campaign, "Get everything you can't on your miNi iPhone on the new S4 Mini at less than half the price!"

posted on 29 May 2013, 12:31

43. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i agree with you with $300 S4 mini will change the game. but if the price is around $400+ it will be the next mini flop.

posted on 29 May 2013, 07:55 3

2. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


Very nice, it all depends on the price now.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:17 2

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4002; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I bet it's going to be priced higher than the SIII. Which is a bad move with the screen...
Hell, even the Xperia SP scores better that this, except for the RAM.
I believe the S4 pro is much better than the Snapdragon 400.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:02 4

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


We already really new this so price please :)

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:09 2

9. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


price it under 300$.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:10 2

10. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


At which point, why does it deserve the S4 name? The only thing it has in common with Samsung's flagship is the software.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:16 3

12. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


You missed an important factor - design.

posted on 29 May 2013, 08:29 4

19. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


You're kidding, right? How is this design any different from the S3?

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