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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has its sights set on the U.S., will arrive in the states next month

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has its sights set on the U.S., will arrive in the states next month
Samsung has announced on Wednesday, that the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is making its way to the U.S. and will arrive there in November. Describing the device as a "compact smartphone" with some of the features you'd find in the Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung says the device is just 4.9 inches x 2.4 inches. Equipped with a 4.3 inch display with resolution of 540 x 960 (qHD), the phone is powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage inside. The latter can be expanded using the 64GB capacity microSD slot. A 1900mAh removable battery keeps the lights on and Android 4.2.2 is pre-installed. A software update soon after the launch of the phone will make it compatible with the new Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

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. 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."-Gregory Lee, president, Samsung Mobile

source: Samsung
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posted on 23 Oct 2013, 09:49 1

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Everything is worse than the s3 except the CPU is on par.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 16:11 1

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).

Cheers.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 17:29

8. Augustine (Posts: 800; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


The Galaxy S4 mini is to the Galaxy S4 what the Galaxy S3 mini was to the Galaxy S3.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:05 2

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


this has posted twice

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 10:28

3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1521; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


well, at least Samsung is good at bringing their production to major us carriers. don't see tmobile tho.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:15

4. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


Sweet, glad it's coming to Big Red

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 16:44 1

6. E.S.1 (Posts: 294; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Isn't Galaxy S3 from last year a better phone.
Why buy this?

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 17:28

7. Augustine (Posts: 800; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Because it's better than a Galaxy S3 mini.

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