The next mini version of Samsung’s flagship model hasn’t been officially introduced yet but someone who is in charge of content in the company’s website apparently thinks so as the model has shown up in the lineup of current Samsung models. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a smaller version of the Galaxy S4 and will also cost much less.
As of this writing the listing is still up at apps.samsung.com/venus/main/getMain.as. Choose United Kingdom as the country and click on display apps by device menu to view the Samsung Galaxy S4 option.
The official name of the device is the Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9195 as what is indicated on the company’s own website. There’s still no announcement as to when this model will be released and how much it is going to cost. Some rumors say that the device may be out in the market as early as May 30. There’s also little information about the specifications of the device but listed below is the unofficial preliminary specifications.
- OS: Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Network: 2G ( GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G (HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100), 4G (LTE)
- Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches,256 ppi
- Chipset: Exynos 5210
- CPU: Dual-core 1.6 GHz
- RAM: 1 GB (3G model), 2 GB (LTE Model)
- Internal: 32 GB
- Expansion: microSD up to 32 GB
- Camera: 8 MP autofocus LED flash rear, front camera available
- Battery: 2100 mAh Li-Ion
As far as appearances goes this model is going to be similar to the current flagship model of the company. The main difference lies under the hood where the mini version uses several components that are not as powerful as the S4.
This isn’t the first mini version of a flagship model that the company has released as they have also previously released the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini model which is a smaller version of their previous flagship the Galaxy S3.