The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
is a great, compact Android smartphone. Announced back in May of 2013, it is marketed as an alternative to those who find the Galaxy S4
simply too big for their liking. Yet strangely, AT&T may be interested in offering the S4 mini's predecessor – last year's Samsung Galaxy S III mini
. Or at least that's the assumption one would arrive at after seeing this legitimate-looking picture of the latter device carrying an AT&T logo on its back. That seems a bit odd, don't you think? It just makes little sense for AT&T to launch a mid-range Android smartphone from 2012 nearly a year after its debut, especially now that a newer model, namely the S4 mini, has been out for months.
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini for AT&T
If the AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini does materialize, we suppose that its specs will be similar to those of the international model, save for the presence of 4G LTE support. We're likely looking at the same or identical 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4-inch AMOLED display with resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, and a 5MP camera, all sprinkled with Android Jelly Bean on top – specs that can't get us excited as they place the handset pretty low in the mid-range category. The smartphone is said to be codenamed "Golden", listed under the SM-G730A model name.
The official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini for AT&T is presumably scheduled for August 23 since that's the date displayed in the smartphone's interface. At this time, however, we have no guarantee that the handset will ever be launched by the carrier.