Mere days after the Galaxy S4 Mini’s specs were spotted on a benchmark site, Samsung has let the cat out of the bag: the compact version of the Galaxy S4 is indeed a reality. Samsung made the announcement through one of its blogs and revealed the specs of the handset as well. Though the company did not reveal any pricing or launch date information, it did say that it would make the phone available for preview at its June 20 London event.
According to the Samsung site, the Galaxy S4 Mini has a 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. It has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960×540 pixels and an 8 MP camera along with a 1.9 MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy Mini runs on Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean and supports Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth 4.0. The S4 Mini is just under 9 mm in thickness and weighs 107 grams. It also offers dual-SIM support and comes with 8 GB of internal memory and microSD card support up to 64 GB. All of this is powered by a 1900 mAh battery.
With respect to software, the Galaxy S4 Mini shares a lot of the same features as its bigger sibling. It offers features like Sound and Shot that lets you add sound to your camera shots, S Translator that provides on-the-go translation for multiple languages and S Health that provides apps that help you keep a track of your fitness, among others.
In our opinion, a price-tag of around Rs. 20,000 would suit the Galaxy S4 Mini but if we go by past Samsung pricing, it will probably be more expensive than that. The qHD resolution for the display is definitely a disappointment as we were expecting at least a 720p display.
Let’s hope Samsung doesn’t disappoint with the Galaxy S4 Mini’s pricing at the launch event.