Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has its sights set on the U.S., will arrive in the states next month
Other features include special modes for the 8MP rear facing camera such as Beauty Face, Best Photo, Sound & Shot, and Panorama that allow anyone to take pictures with special effects.The zero shutter lag means having the camera at the ready, waiting for you to document any occasion or situation that comes up. WatchON allows you to use the handset as a remote for your television, and Easy Mode allows those not familiar with Android or smartphones in general, to have a home screen layout with a browser, calendar, camera and messaging. Lastly, S Beam helps you transfer large files containing photos, videos and documents to another S Beam equipped phone with a tap of the two devices.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be available in Black Mist and White Frost from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and U.S. Cellular.
“Samsung continues to provide a wide range of products to fit consumers’ needs,” said Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S 4 mini continues that commitment by bringing the paramount features of our flagship Galaxy S 4 smartphone to a smaller, more compact form factor.”
Outstanding Galaxy Features:
The Galaxy S 4 mini has some of the best software features from the Galaxy S 4 in a compact form factor to enrich the user experience.
-Intuitive Camera Interface: The Galaxy S 4 mini’s 8-megapixel camera has zero shutter lag allowing users to document special moments without delay. The Galaxy S 4 mini is equipped with the familiar and easy-to-navigate user interface found on the Galaxy S 4 and supports numerous shooting modes such as Beauty Face, Best Photo, Sound & Shot, Panorama and more to enhance photos taken by even the most novice photographer.
-WatchON: Control your television using the Galaxy S 4 mini as a remote control. Discover a rich TV viewing experience with a Smart Remote that is functional with any IR capable TV or Set Top Box. Users can share content from the Galaxy S 4 mini to a TV effortlessly, as well as look for something to watch in a new way that lets you browse by genre, search by title or receive recommendations based on your interests.
-Easy Mode: Helps smooth the transition for first-time smartphone owners by simplifying the home screen layout, camera, calendar, messaging and the internet browser to make the phone easy to navigate. Once a user is more comfortable with their Galaxy S 4 mini, they can easily switch back to the standard home screen interface.
-Simple Sharing: Quickly and easily transfer large files, such as videos and documents, to other Galaxy phones with S Beam. Touch the back of the Galaxy S 4 mini to any S Beam enabled phone and share without needing a Wi-Fi® connection or cell signal. Users are able to simultaneously enjoy music, photos, documents and games with friends through the Group Play™ function.
The Galaxy S 4 mini is designed with a beautiful 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED™ (960 X 540) display with 256DPI. The Galaxy S 4 mini will run on Android™ 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and includes a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of internal RAM. It is powered by a removable 1,900 mAh battery and features an expandable memory of up to 64GB to complement the 16GB of standard onboard storage.†
The Galaxy S 4 mini will receive a software update soon after launch and will be compatible with Galaxy Gear™, Samsung’s first wearable smartphone experience. Galaxy Gear extends the Galaxy S 4 mini experience to your wrist and enhances everyday moments with real time updates for quick and convenient access.
The Galaxy S 4 mini comes in Black Mist and White Frost color options, and will be available beginning next month. Wireless carriers will announce their specific availability, colors and timing. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular will carry the Galaxy S 4 mini.
Accessorize the Galaxy S 4 mini with the S-View Flip Cover, a specially designed flip cover that has a clear window to view a text message or missed call notification, answer or reject a call, and view the battery status. Sold separately, the S-View Flip Cover comes in black and white color options to add style- while protecting the device and providing privacy. Flip Covers are also available without the S-View window in an array of colors including black, white, light blue, and pink.
1. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Everything is worse than the s3 except the CPU is on par.
5. ricco (Posts: 18; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
Ok, I did a little research to show that your statement is false.
Galaxy s4 mini has following advantages:
It is lighter (I believe you can not argue that something lighter is better)
It is more slim, thus it is easier to operate with one hand and it takes less space in your pocket (I also believe you can not argue that it is advantage).
It has infrared port (S3 not),
It comes Android 4.2.2 out of the box (not sure if S3 has this version).
its battery lasts longer (gsmarena's tests show that S3 lasts 6.5 hours of browsing oposite to 13 hours of S4 mini's)
and You can buy S4 mini with dual SIM support (can not do S3).
8. Augustine (Posts: 732; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
The Galaxy S4 mini is to the Galaxy S4 what the Galaxy S3 mini was to the Galaxy S3.
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
well, at least Samsung is good at bringing their production to major us carriers. don't see tmobile tho.
4. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
Sweet, glad it's coming to Big Red
6. E.S.1 (Posts: 290; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Isn't Galaxy S3 from last year a better phone.
Why buy this?
7. Augustine (Posts: 732; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Because it's better than a Galaxy S3 mini.