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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is now official, coming in June

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is now official, coming in June
After lots of rumors, speculations, and photos being leaked on the web, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is now officially official. And it is just what the name implies – a smaller, more compact version of the maker's current flagship smartphone with trimmed down specs. Here's what you need to know about it.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a Super AMOLED display measuring 4.3 inches in diagonal. (Remember when 4.3-inch phones were considered anything but small?) The resolution of the panel is 540 by 960 pixels, which is okay, but nothing really impressive. Processing power is provided by a dual-core processor of unknown at this time make and model, paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card. There are a couple of cameras on it, naturally, with a resolution of 8MP for the main one and 1.9MP for the front-facing snapper. Behind the back cover is tucked a 1900mAh battery. The unit itself is just under 9mm thick and weighs only 107 grams.

On the software side of things, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The interface has been tweaked heavily, of course, and even some of the tricks present on the Galaxy S4 are available on the Mini as well. These include Sound & Shot, which captures sound while taking photos, and more. Samsung has also added the S Translator app and WatchON, which turns the smartphone into a TV or home theater system remote control.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be on display on June 20 during the official Samsung Premiere event in London. Which markets will get it first is something we have yet to learn. What we know, on the other hand, is that three variants of the device will be available – with LTE, HSPA+, or 3G dual-SIM arrangement, depending on the market's needs.

source: Samsung


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posted on 30 May 2013, 03:38 11

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


That's a great deal, this phone is between mid to high end

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:51 9

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


samsung target launching fone for every market ... low end to high end .... thats y samsung gaining position every where .... even beat nokia in their home land ( Finland)

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:18 8

20. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 308; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


This could be a great upgrade for those people still sporting the Galaxy S2 who haven't upgraded because they like the 4.3" form factor. The S4 mini has over the S2 a newer Android version, a higher res screen (540x960 vs 480x800), more RAM (1.5GB vs 1GB), a larger battery (1900mAh vs 1650mAh), and most likely a newer more efficient and faster dual core (~1.6GHz vs 1.2GHz).

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:21

28. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


perfect saying.... that y samsung release mini (upgraded s2 ) version

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:57 2

29. flexile (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


Samsung will fail with the pricing. Let's be honest, the phone looks right on paper, but let's not forget SIII mini was priced a bit expensive when launched.

posted on 30 May 2013, 09:52

36. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I agree the s3 mini off contract was expensive and am sure this will be similar or even more but in the UK where most phones are sold on contract the deals were great...you could get it for less £20 a month and am sure the s4 will be available for that too..I really think this will be a hit, to many period this will really be a smaller and sightly cheaper s4 even though us people in the know how know that's not really the case.. if this had a 720p screen and a quad core I may have even chosen this over the original s4

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:51 7

3. uchihakurtz (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I'd buy this if the price is below or at least on par with Xperia SP

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:28 3

23. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Fair enough to get it if cheaper than the SP but if this piece costs the same, SP is much better.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:58

30. flexile (Posts: 72; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


I'm pretty sure S4 mini will be more expensive. SIII mini costs almost the same as Xperia SP where I live.

posted on 30 May 2013, 09:11

34. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


By the time it will be available in market(1-2 months from now) the price of Xperia SP will go even cheaper. And if history repeats there's no chance it will be cheaper than SP. And if that's the case then there's no reason to buy this phone except the smaller form factor of S4 mini.

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:51 4

4. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 428; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


If the price isn't right the Xperia SP could be a better choice.

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:51 8

5. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 428; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Or buy a better Samsung Galaxy S3.

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:30 1

31. Eonnaydra (Posts: 207; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


SP is better than S3.It has higher scores in benchmarks than S3.

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:55 1

33. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 428; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


I know those synthetic benchmarks of the SP are better than the S3 but some people might want to consider some Samsung devices and the better option in Samsung is the S3, for the Sony side it is the SP.

posted on 31 May 2013, 02:43

39. TheBitterrTruth (unregistered)


Like S3 is cheaper than SP, eh?

posted on 31 May 2013, 11:45

41. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 428; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Well, in my country, the Philippines, Sony Mobile PH in Facebook posted their Xperia SP price of 19,990 pesos ($500 est.) and the Samsung Galaxy SIII costs the same.

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:54 1

7. tech2 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I think the processor is Snapdragon 400 !

posted on 30 May 2013, 03:57 3

8. FlushGordon (unregistered)


It still baffles me why they didn't make it at least 720p.

Even those super cheap China phones sport 720p these days....oh well

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:11 1

9. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


Perfect size, weight, hardware, software and screen size and 107 gms in weight thats a milestone!

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:20

13. FlushGordon (unregistered)


My Shill radar is beeping

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:13 1

10. itsjustJOH (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


That is freaking light! If it would be priced lower than SP, it's a sure winner. Please be as low as the Xperia L?

posted on 30 May 2013, 09:15

35. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


R u dreaming man!! Its Samsung's midrange flagship, there's no way it will be priced as same as Xperia L. And there's even a chance that it will be priced higher than SP.

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:20 6

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


So light, Cheap plastic suspected. Yes. Thumb me down. I just had to say it.
I simply dont like phones that are too light.

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:22 5

15. tech2 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Tie a rock to your phone then !

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:31 5

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


Phones need a decent 120-150 grams of weight to feel solid.

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:19 3

21. tech2 (Posts: 2065; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Firstly, phones don't 'need a decent 120-150 grams of weight' that's your opinion and preference. No need to generalize your preference as 'need'

Secondly, why blame plastic for its light weightiness ? iPhone 5 has aluminium shell but still only weighs 112 grams. So its not plastic to blame.

Lastly, what do you mean by 'cheap' plastic ? Polycarbonate plastic costs almost the same as aluminium and FYI, almost everyone phone on this planet except iphone 5 and HTC One has plastic build. Just because two phones don't use plastic that doesn't make plastic 'cheap'

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:33 4

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


How about, stripping a Lumia 920 or HTC One X apart, take its housing/case and put it side by side with Samsung's. Samsung's plastic is softer, thinner, feels flimsy and cheap. If you dont compare a few devices side by side or experience it yourself you wont notice it. Samsung;s plastic crack rather easily as well.

posted on 30 May 2013, 09:56

37. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


I've had 3 Samsung phones and have not had a single crack... The back plate is thin but that's too keep the phone thin and keep removable back.. the Nokia phones like the Lumia have a thicker plastic because they were going for the unibody design.

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:44 3

18. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Im with you. I dont like light phpnes..
Note2's weight makes it feel premium even though it s plastic

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:49 1

19. Sondae (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


I really like the specs of samsung galaxy s4 mini probably i will get one of this. I just hope its not as the price of s3 though.

posted on 30 May 2013, 05:28

22. johnriii (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


the S3 is going to be cheaper just about anywhere you look. I believe the high end price on the S3 under contract is $99, and local walmarts have it for $39.88. there is no way this phone would be less expensive than the S3. personally, I would go with the S3, since it's being upgraded to 4.2.2 as we speak.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:02 1

25. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2661; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Optimus F7 gonna beat this and Xperia SP. LG pls launch it soon and with lesser price than these 2.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:14 2

26. Klamba92 (Posts: 197; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Seems like a good deal though people for a smaller sized phone may want to see what the HTC m4 may bring!

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:20

27. mydi.maus (unregistered)


low resolution

posted on 30 May 2013, 07:50

32. superkuiken (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Wow, in my country, a Galaxy SIII is $100 cheaper.

posted on 30 May 2013, 21:00 1

38. najib1312 (Posts: 100; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Xperia SP is wayyyyy better IMO. Even the Xperia T/TL which had a severe price cut (u can get 1 for as low as $280 in some outlets) would be a bettter choice than this.

posted on 31 May 2013, 06:31

40. najib1312 (Posts: 100; Member since: 08 May 2013)


If u still insist on getting a 4.3" device, I would suggest Xperia V, which has a HD Display, 4G LTE connectivity & waterproof.

I'm not a Sony fanatic, I'm just a regular tech guy. It's just that Sony phones are more stylish & cheaper than the overrated Samsung phones. Even when S3 mini was released, it was way too overpriced and overrated (our beloved PA rated it 8.9/10!) so I recommended Xperia P.

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