Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to feature a quad-core Exynos 5210, coming this summer?
The S4 Mini might not match the potent hardware of the flagship S4, but the Exynos 5210 still could end up being fairly powerful with a big.LITTLE setup including a dual-core Cortex A15 for the more intense tasks and the power efficient dual-core Cortex A7.
The flagship Galaxy S4 in comparison comes with either a quad-core Snapdragon 600 or an octo-core Exynos 5.
The S4 Mini in comparison will have a smaller screen. The device is said to come with a 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD display and the same TW Nature UX 2.0 on top of Android 4.2.2.
It is also rumored to arrive in a dual -SIM version (the GT-i9192) with a dual-core processor and a single-SIM HSPA+ model (GT-I9190) with a quad-core processor.
The Galaxy S4 mini release date is sait to be in the summer, either in June or July.
10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4666; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Samsung Galaxy S4 -- "Life Companion"
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini -- "Life is 7:17"
Imagine The Possibilities / Turn On Tomorrow
22. BitterTruth (unregistered)
Screen should be 720p
2. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
who will buy the mini the original s4 would be best.
5. cookies (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
What are you talking about? That's just like saying who'd buy anything that's a low-end/mid-range when theres the S4
18. jonartpop (Posts: 150; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
Not every low-end/mid-range phones have s4 mini features.
3. 110410 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Feb 2013)
Is it really a quadcore or a 2+2 dualcore? Sori is that the right term im getting confuse samsung
11. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
it's 2+2 dual core (but people will call it quad core); and the S4 is actually 4+4 quad core, but eveyone likes to call it octacore anyway despite not all 8 cores running simultaneously. Bragging rights of the (potential) owners of the S4.
13. hung2900 (Posts: 683; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
The Exynos Octa is the truely 8 cores with HMP implementation. Nothing wrong with the name
But the S4's SoC can be understanded as quad core because the implementation only 4 cores at a time
15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Is 'Understood' the word you're looking for?
4. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
big little on a mid-end device will be very awesome. even dual core a-15 is just really fast
6. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Wow, i cant believe im saying this but if this is true......i will really consider getting it lol its about time we get a high end 4.3 inch phone........now if only this were a htc or sony my dreams would come true
19. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
Ye too bad it's gonna be running on android cuz no matter how many cores they will add it will still lag and have plenty of errors
23. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
What are you talking about? There has been no lag on ANY android phone since 4.0.
27. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
That's funny, because my friend's mum's best friend's daughter's best friend's sister's Lumia 820 lags....lol
Also, my wife's cousin's friend's daughter's best friend's IPhone 4s lags....lol.
See I can make up a load of fictional stories based on a device I don't own. The only difference is that I do actually own a phone for every operating system and let me tell you, there is little to NO difference whatsoever in terms of browsing/scrolling/gaming etc.
26. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
You are thinking of Android 2.2/2.3, and just to let you know, the Xperia Play still running 2.3.5 can STILL keep up with the pace of the 3Gs and most Lumias, my prime example are scrolling through menus, web browsing and pinch to zoom when viewing photos. No stutter or lag whatsoever, you are most likely referring to HTC G1, honestly most people who say Android lags still think that the OS is represented by the really basic low end crap running on pre 2.3.5 software.
7. wando77 (Posts: 228; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
Put the 13mp camera and a 1280x720 screen on it and it would be a nice little phone. Doesn't deserve the s4 title with these middling specs
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
i would say i dont care about the screen but since its Samsung, i do. So like you said it would be nice if they put a 1280 x 720 screen on it instead, to try and Help their already "not so good" amoled screens.
14. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Because if they put a 720p screen on the mini, it will outsell not only the S3 but also the S4 as well with a high PPI. Samsung want to make sure the cream of the crop will always be their flagship, plus i would think capacity issues for the HD screen due to a hypothetical surge in demand that would be greater than the S4.
16. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Then why release the SIV mini now? Even before the flagship has been released to the market. And i don't think this mini is going to cost anything like a 'mini.
Here's what Samsung could've done...make the screen resolution 720p, 8 megapixel for the camera is Okay AND release the phone minimum 6 months from the release date of the flagship. That way, it won't hurt the SIII.
20. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
The release date has been pegged for a June/July release, approximately 4 months from now. I agree, they could have had a 720p display and released it for later, but with lower tier devices you know Samsung give them second rate treatment to make sure the attention isn't stolen from the S4, IMO it's rather small minded thinking from them, not everything should be focused on the flagship, they need to think of a lower priced mid ranger with decent specs. Me thinks the demand for a 720p display will be huge and they're just playing it safe and I don't think they've manufactured HD resolutions for ths size yet. I don't think we'll see a 720p mid ranger till the S5 mini.
9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4666; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't think they will put 13 MP camera on the S4 Mini, it is the same thing on the S3 Mini.
S3 (8MP) > S3 Mini (5MP)
S4 (13MP) > S4 Mini (8MP)
(CAMERA IS DOWNGRADED)
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Why QHD? Would be an attractive offer @720p.
21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
That was a really big mistake Samsung has done, it should've came with a 720P. So its equipped with a A15 5410 if I'm right clocked at 1.6Ghz? So why not give the S4 specs on the S4 mini, there are lots of female that will think sevrals of time to sure to make the purchase. They sony like big phones, 4.2 or 4.5 is max anything bigger is a no!