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Samsung official says that there is no Galaxy S8 mini on the way

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Samsung official says that there is no Galaxy S8 mini on the way
A few days ago, when we passed along the rumor about a rumored upcoming handset called the Samsung Galaxy S8 mini, we made sure to relay to you that the original source of the rumor didn't even post where he/she obtained the info from. As you can tell from the alleged name of the device, this is supposedly a mini version of the 2017 flagship model for Sammy. The Samsung Galaxy S8 mini was expected to carry a 5.3-inch display, and get powered by the previous generation's Snapdragon 821 chipset. 4GB of RAM was to be on board along with 32GB of native storage.

A tweet recently disseminated from China puts the kibosh on the mini variant of the Galaxy S8. A Twitter user who apparently has been the source of spot-on information before (related to Samsung), disseminated a tweet earlier this week; according to the post, a Samsung engineer has refuted the whole story about the munchkin sized Galaxy S8 mini.

If the tweet is legit, we wonder how many are going to be disappointed over the lack of the mini Galaxy S8. The rumors called for it to carry the same Infinity Display seen on the original full-sized model, which means that it would also have sported an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

Samsung engineer apparently denies the existence of a Galaxy S8 mini

Samsung engineer apparently denies the existence of a Galaxy S8 mini


source: @mmddj_China via DroidHolic

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posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:00 12

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No need for one. DO NOT tame the beast.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:06 4

5. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


The beast has been broken.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 18:28 8

29. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The beast is the highest rated phone in the market.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 19:38 6

36. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Says the guy who doesn't own the beast.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 20:17 10

49. meanestgenius (Posts: 16143; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Says the guy that doesn't own a smartphone.

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 18:57

65. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Says the guy who is still mad because I forced him to admit that his favorite device has a serious flaw in the design.

posted on 08 Jul 2017, 01:09

76. meanestgenius (Posts: 16143; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Post a link proving it. Don't run and hide, and don't deflect or avoid it. Post the link proving that you forced me to do anything. Don't worry, I'll wait, while you type it out on your featureless flip phone.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:38 1

13. matistight (Posts: 550; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Some don't need 5.8 inches. A possible 5-5.2 inch one would be perfect for the "small hand people" or the people that like the s4, s5, s6, and s7. Definitely don't change the processor or screen resolution like these companies do and call it a "mini" or "compact." Not everyone wants small and weak, and not everyone wants big and strong, maybe just small and strong.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:42

14. redmd (Posts: 1350; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I want that pocketable beast. Oh and please put SD 835 on that one.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 15:43

17. michaelny2001 (Posts: 188; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


exactly no need for one. You want mini? Use with 1 hand buy the S8. It's like a toy.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:01 2

2. trojan_horse (Posts: 4569; Member since: 06 May 2016)


It's always nice to see Samsung put the rumour mill to it's place. :)

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:04 3

3. Lumbergh (Posts: 219; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Damn. I was actually excited lol.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:05 3

4. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Using a last generation chip would have been a bad decision given the lag issues plaguing the S8.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:09 4

7. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 272; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


the lag on samsung phones is undeniable

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:11 4

10. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


How would you know. You peeping?!

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:36 8

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They obviously don't use an S8, they'd know better.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 15:03 4

16. apple-rulz (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


Or they can obviously read, unlike you ;)

https://www.sammobile.com/2017/06/28/touchwiz-home-update-for-galaxy-s8-and-s8-promises-to-fix-the-lag/

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 16:46 6

21. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Then they might have read these :

http://www.t3.com/features/best-smartphone
https://www.cnet.com/topics/phones/best-phones/
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/20-best-mobile-phones-in-the-world-today-1092343/10
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-smartphones,review-2223.html
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/mobile-phone/best-phones-for-2017-3210667/
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/120309-best-smartphones-2017-the-best-phones-available-to-buy-today
https://www.stuff.tv/features/smartphone-supertest-2017-whats-best-phone-right-now/smartphone-supertest-and-winner
http://www.toptenreviews.com/mobile/phones/best-smartphones/
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/mobile-phones/1402915/best-smartphone-2017-the-top-ten-uk-phones-from-samsung-apple-google-and-more

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 19:40 3

39. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Tedkord on Samsung articles:

https://youtu.be/0oBx7Jg4m-o

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 04:33 3

56. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


MxyFlashMite on all the S8 reviews:

https://youtu.be/CMLHh8KvxVE

posted on 07 Jul 2017, 18:58

66. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Isn't that what you do?

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 19:39 2

38. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Lol, got him.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 21:30 2

51. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


All newly released phone can have problems and need a update fixs idiot.
Samsung may have to do 2 or 3 update with a new release, apple does 5 to 10 updates with a new release.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 19:39 1

37. Flash (Posts: 963; Member since: 19 May 2017)


Prove that we don't.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 15:43

18. michaelny2001 (Posts: 188; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


yes it is becaus eof the laggy touchwiz. Way too many feaures that people turn off anyway. Pure android is the way to go.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 19:29

35. cmdacos (Posts: 552; Member since: 01 Nov 2016)


If there was only pure android available, it would be extinct already.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:08 2

6. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


this is why you should post rumors trying to be first with some news. Because then when it turns out to be BS, then it makes you look stupid. PA's specialty!

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:11 4

9. apple-rulz (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Dec 2016)


Sort of like your legendary typos make you look stupid. LOL!

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:10 10

8. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 272; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


I feel bad for darkkjedii, trojan_horse, techieXP and Tedkord. They finally would've got a phone that matched their manhood.

ROFL.

posted on 06 Jul 2017, 14:16 4

11. Lumbergh (Posts: 219; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Savage lol

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