Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is now official, coming in June

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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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)

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41 Comments

1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 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)

20. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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).

28. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

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

29. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

36. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

30. flexile

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

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

34. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

4. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

5. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Or buy a better Samsung Galaxy S3.

31. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

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

33. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

39. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Like S3 is cheaper than SP, eh?

41. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 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.

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I think the processor is Snapdragon 400 !

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

9. osmaankhaan unregistered

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

13. FlushGordon unregistered

My Shill radar is beeping

10. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 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?

35. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Tie a rock to your phone then !

16. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

21. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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'

24. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

37. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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.

18. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

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

19. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 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.

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