Is Verizon getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini first in the U.S.?

Is Verizon getting the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini first in the U.S.?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is already official, but the phone is going to be unveiled at the Samsung Premiere event in the U.K. on June 20th. A recent Bluetooth certification might have given us a clue as to which U.S.carrier will have its version of the Galaxy S4 mini released first. Based on information from the Bluetooth SIG, the Samsung SCH-I435 could be the first variant of the small sized Galaxy S4 to see daylight. And if so, that would suggest that Verizon customers will have first crack at the device, at least in the U.S.

Samsung usually reserves the SCH prefix for Verizon branded phones. And consider that the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is the SCH-I535 while the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 is the SCH-I545. Certainly it would make sense for the SCH-I435 to be Big Red's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. And under the heading of Geographical Availability, the certificate shows North America.

So while there is no guarantee, it would appear that after being last to launch the HTC One in the states, Verizon will be the first to release the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.

source: BluetoothSIG, BlogofMobile via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S4 mini
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(12h 3G talk time)



1. FlushGordon unregistered

Nobody wants this skimped, overpriced POS. If I'm going to spend $350-$400 on a mid ranger I'll make sure it has at least a 720p screen . When will SAMSUNG ever learn???????

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

they learned that people will buy anything with there name on it. I love samsung but wont ever buy a mini

4. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

Most consumers are not as bright as you, think of the MILLIONS of people who have spent twice as much since 2007 for a mid-range iPhone. People make baaaaaaaaad decisions all the time.

7. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

same thing can be said about lumia 720 If I'm going to spend $350-$400 on a mid ranger I'll make sure it can do 1080p video. no midrange is perfect if you want perfect phone just buy a flagship

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

naah useless..

5. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

U.S. Cellular get it first since they won't be getting the One.

6. HASHTAG unregistered

That makes no sense whatsoever. What does them not getting the HTC One have anything to do with Samsung, and the SGS4 Mini?

8. DANTExphone888

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

To make up for them not having the One

10. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

No dude. It doesn't make up for anything.

9. Dadler22

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Verizon is great. They can manage to piss me off by not getting flagships anywhere near the launch date, and then when some piece of sh!t mid-ranger shows up, they're first to get it. S4 Active, and HTC One please. Not some Galaxy Knock-off

11. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

does anyone know the price of this on contract? if the price is right ($99, on contract) then I could see people who are hooked up to verizon buying this phone. getting a mid range price/device could help alleviate the high monthly bill we are paying to be on verizon, IMO. however, if it were me, I would just buy the S3.

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