After months of speculations, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S4 mini will be arriving soon through its official blog. The compact edition of the newly released Galaxy S4 is going to be available at affordable price and sport the latest Android OS
The Korean based tech giant had the same thing with the Galaxy S3 by releasing the Galaxy S3 mini edition. The release date of the Galaxy S4 Mini has not been disclosed by Samsung yet.
Recent sales reports show that in just one month after the release, more than 10 million handsets of Galaxy S4 were sold. This shows the immensely popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S4. By going by this, it is pretty evident that the manufacturer will want to release a scaled down and budget friendly edition of Galaxy S4 as soon as possible.
The Samsung CEO JK Shin officially announced that they are quite jubilant about the exceptional demands for Galaxy S4. The smartphone was aimed to make it useful as a life companion that would make the life of users simpler and richer. Samsung wants to offer more choices to the people on Galaxy S4 by introducing the compact and similar looking Galaxy S4 Mini. This way users will be able to take advantage of the flagship model at a reduced price.
As far as specs are concerned, the Galaxy S4 Mini will be housed with a 4.3inch qHD Super AMOLED display. It is going to run on latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. It is going to powered with 1.7GHz dual-core CPU and 1.5GB RAM. It will come with 8GB storage space onboard.
The rear cam is of 8MP and the front-facing cam is of 1.9MP. The device only weighs 107g. It will support 4G LTE connectivity. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. We feel that in the near future even the new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS will be available for the device.
Panorama Shot, Sound&Shot, S Translator apps and many more apps that are exclusively available through Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on Galaxy S4 willl also be available on the Galaxy S4 Mini. It is going to be offered in two colors, white and black. Samsung has not spoken anything on the price of the Galaxy S4 Mini. By looking at the cheaply priced Galaxy S3 Mini, we can guess that the mini version of Galaxy S4 will be quite cheaper than the original S4.
Samsung aims to topple Apple as the most favorite smartphone maker in US by releasing high-end phones like Galaxy S4 and also make cheaper version like Galaxy S4 Mini for all kinds of buyers. The Galaxy S4 Mini may be available in three variants, a model that supports 4G LTE, a model that supports 3G HSPA+, and last a dual-SIM 3G model.
According to tech analysts, Samsung’s previous mini phone i.e. the Galaxy S3 did not achieve much success even though it offered similar features present on the original Galaxy S3. The phone had no issues and was quite decent. Some tech analysts felt that Galaxy brand name should be only used for premium smartphones and Samsung should have released the Galaxy S3 Mini with a different name. They might be feeling the same for the Galaxy S4 Min but we hope that the device manages to turn the critics wrong.
The Galaxy S4 Mini will be unveiled at the event which will be held on June 20th. It is going to be the event where Samsung is going to unveil many of its new products such as Galaxy S4 Activ, new Samsung ATIV S product and Galaxy Note 3.