The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, widely touted as the miniature version of Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone, is well-packed with features to impress potential customers. The compact device is a miniature replication – lower screen-resolution, less powerful chip – of the original in most of the design features.
The Galaxy S4 Mini, measuring 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm, will sport a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD screen having a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Among other features are 1.5GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD slot for expandable memory, 1,900mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. The device will support Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE and NFC. It will feature an IR port similar to the bigger Galaxy S4 and will come in single and dual-SIM versions.
Coming to the processor chip, the Galaxy S4 Mini will be powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, but there are no hints on the brand. Analysts are expecting a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. Many are expecting Samsung to incorporate the Exynos 5 Dual chip, which also has a clock speed of 1.7GHz. The Galaxy S4 comes in different chipset versions. The Galaxy S4 with Exynos 5 Octa chip is sold in Asia and Africa, while the version with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is sold in America and Europe. This evokes possibilities of Samsung releasing the S4 Mini with different processor models.
Though Samsung announced the S4 Mini weeks ahead of the rumored date, it has yet to reveal the release date and price of Galaxy S4 Mini, but rumors suggest that it will be the mid-range device among other Galaxy S4 variants waiting to be released at the June 20th London event. Perhaps, Samsung will reveal more features at the Samsung Premier in London.