Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus lands in Europe, comes with updated chipset

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus lands in Europe, comes with updated chipset
Remember the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, the toned down, smaller version of the Galaxy S4 flagship? Samsung originally launched the S4 Mini back in July 2013, but it looks like the company is still finding commercial success with the affordable handset in some markets around the world. That's probably the reason why Samsung decided to quietly roll out a slightly improved version of it, one that is named either the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus, or the Galaxy S4 Value Edition, depending on the market. 

Based on the specs that Samsung lists on some of its regional websites, the only improvement that the Galaxy S4 mini plus brings compared to the old version is an updated chipset. We're talking about a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip, one that integrates a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and an Adreno 306 GPU. The original Galaxy S4 mini made use of Qualcomm's older, 32-bit Snapdragon 400 chip.

Other specs remain unchanged. As such, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 by 960 pixels, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of microSD-expandable internal storage, an 8MP primary camera, a 1.9MP secondary shooter, and a 1900mAh removable battery. On the software side, the handset runs Android 4.4 KitKat, just like the regular version of the S4 mini.

At the moment, it's unclear if the handset will ever make it to the US market. The S4 mini plus / S4 Value Edition is already available in several markets across Europe, at prices that range between 190 and 239 Euro.

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