Samsung has come with a slew of new launches at its London event. Among the new launches include the much talked about Galaxy S4 Mini along with an Ultrabook and a convertible tablet.
As is already known by now, the S4 Mini will be the more affordable version of the current flagship device, the Galaxy S4. On offer will be a slightly smaller display along with a few features less than its bigger cousin. This should suffice those who prefer a smaller device and do not require all the features that the S4 boasts of, which of course comes at a price premium. A cheaper price for the S4 Mini will no doubt be another of its biggest pluses. Samsung though hasn’t revealed exactly how much the S4 Mini will cost.
What also cannot be ignored is that the S4 Mini comes at a time when consumer interest in the bigger S4 seems to be on the decline. In such a scenario, Samsung is banking a lot on the success of the S4 Mini and is hoping the device will go on to make it big on the sales front. The S4 might have started big with sales in the initial month of May reported to be around 10 million. Samsung hasn’t revealed any sales figures of the S4 since then though Morgan Stanley has reduced its forecast for the S4 shipments to 61 million units, down from the 71 million it has earlier predicted.
Among the other devices Samsung launched includes the ATIV Tab 3, a convertible tablet with a 10.1 inch display. The device runs Windows 8 and is the next gen version of the ATIV Windows 8 tablet the company has launched last year. Samsung is claiming the ATIV Tab 3 to be slimmest Windows 8 tablet to date, measuring just 8.2 mm.
The ATIV Q ultrabook is the other device Samsung launched featuring a 13.3 inch high resolution display while running both Windows 8 and Android. However, what makes the new Windows based devices apart is that that not boasts of stylus support, a la the Galaxy Note range from the company.