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 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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