The normal size of a flagship smartphone nowadays is not to everyone's taste, and manufacturers seem to get that. It has been a tradition for some time now for companies to release a "mini" version of their top-class device for the year. Unfortunately, in most cases, the small variants of the phones often suffer a significant hardware downgrade as well - the only exception being the Compact versions of the Sony Xperia Z line.
After releasing the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung didn't talk much about the "active" and "mini" alternatives of the metal-and-glass flagship. Soon afterwards, however, the Active was confirmed and is now reality. But what about a Mini? There was no word that the company would stop producing these, but there hasn't been much information or leaks about it so far.
Well, it seems that the Galaxy S6 Mini will, indeed, be a thing and it may be coming very, very soon. A loyal PhoneArena reader has sent us photos of the small metal-and-glass warrior and, even though the photos are a bit dark, we can definitely see that it follows the very same design language as its flagship sibling. We have no reason to believe this has been falsified and the release delay is somewhat coherent with the time gap between last year's Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 mini launches. Still, as with any initial rumors, we'd suggest taking it with a tiny grain of salt.
We have no information on what type of hardware hums beneath its shell. Rumors around the 'net speak of a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 4.6" or 4.7" screen with 720p resolution, and a 15 MP camera. We can only speculate on a release date, though, seeing as the device is in a completed stage, we wouldn't be surprised if it gets announced on August 13th - the date when, reportedly, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 will be unveiled.