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Specs suggest Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini won’t be a petite powerhouse

Galaxy S4 MiniAlthough the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is one of the hottest selling Android phones currently, its size is just too much for some hands to take. So it makes perfect sense for Samsung to create a smaller version dubbed the “mini”. The company did the same with it’s Galaxy S 3 last year. It’s likely Samsung will introduce a Galaxy S 4 Mini at a planned June event in London, but we now have a good idea of what to expect.

Once again, mobile device benchmarking applications provide the details: All About Samsung, a German enthusiast blog, caught sight of the likely Galaxy S 4 Mini specifications on Wednesday. If you were expecting the same phone in a smaller version, plan to be surprised because Samsung has cut back in some areas as compared to its flagship Galaxy S 4.

Instead of using Samsung’s latest Exynos silicon, the tested Galaxy S 4 Mini uses a dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S400 chip and Adreno 305 graphics. In comparison, the Galaxy S 4 uses a higher-end 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S600 processor. And although the benchmarks don’t indicate it, I wouldn’t expect the Mini to offer all of the same gesture functions found in its big brother, based on that chipset: The required screen digitizer would also add to the cost.

The Mini also looks to sacrifice display resolution — in a big way. I would have expected a drop from 1920 x 1080 to 1280 x 720 resolution, but the tested Mini uses an older qHD res of 960 x 540. Still, on an expected 4.3-inch display, that works out to a relatively crisp 240 pixels per inch.

The benchmarks also indicate an 8 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera, what looks to be 1.5 GB of memory and Android 4.2.2 installed. If the benchmarks are correct — and we should know in a few weeks — the slightly smaller Galaxy S 4 Mini is less of a petite powerhouse and more of a mid-range phone that would fit in the $149 with contract price band.

But it could be perfect for folks like my wife: She pulled the SIM out of her iPhone 4S last week — she’s due for an upgrade — and popped it in the Galaxy S 4. Overall, she liked the phone, but said she couldn’t use it because it felt too big in her hands. Perhaps a Galaxy S 4 Mini would be the perfect fit?

Specs suggest Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini won’t be a petite powerhouse

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Confirmed By Samsung Apps Website

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini finally has been confirmed by the Korean company itself on the Samsung Apps website. This is the first time where the mini-sized Galaxy S4 made its appearance at the official website.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has the similar design like the Samsung Galaxy S4. But the size is smaller and the specs are a level below the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini set to come with 1.6 GHz Exynos dual-core CPU, a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Display with qHD resolution (540×960, 256 pi), 1 GB (3G), 2 GB (LTE) RAM, 32 GB Memory, Android 4.2, 8 megapixel camera and a 2,100 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and ready for announcement in coming future.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Confirmed By Samsung Apps Website

Galaxy S 4 mini surfaces again, strikes a few poses

Mum may still be the word at Samsung, but between user agent profiles, leaked details and the word of the Wall Street Journal, the arrival of the Galaxy S 4 mini seems imminent.

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Still, there’s nothing like a leaked gallery of snapshots to stoke the fire, and Weibo user PunkPanda — who seems to have a track record of spying Samsung devices early — is happy to provide. A series of new images shows the diminutive Galaxy sizing up to its full sized sibling and a stray cigarette. Rumor has it the handset will debut later this summer with a 4.3-inch display, a dual-core 1.6GHz processor and an 8MP camera. No word on pricing, availability or market just yet, but check out the attached gallery for an early eyeful.

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SOURCE: PunkPanda (Weibo), Via: Engadget

Galaxy S 4 mini surfaces again, strikes a few poses

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini tipped to arrive in July

Some sneaky Samsung insider has managed to spill the release date beans on a number of new handsets due to come out of the Korean manufacturer in the next month.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

The news come from SamMobile sources, who claim we’ll see the much talked about Samsung Galaxy S4 mini arrive in week 29 – which is mid-June – in both black and white guises to match the flagship Galaxy S4.

On Tuesday we reported that another version of the Galaxy S4 may be in the works over in Korea with news that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is on the cards complete with a 16MP camera. Continue reading

Rumored low-spec Samsung Galaxy Core has 4.3-inch display, vague hints of GS4 styling

Samsung has a thing for releasing budget chasers soon after the main shot. There have already been strong hints of a GS4 Mini to capitalize on the flagship’s buzz and now a purported leak over at hi-tech@mail.ru suggests another, even more cut-down model could be on its way, this…