Last week, we saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, or something like it, emerge for the first time on camera. And now, more details are emerging about what could be Samsung’s smaller version of its new Galaxy S4 including its processor.
Prior to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, we heard rumors swirl about a possible Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini launch later this year. The device, if real, would follow in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini which launched after the Galaxy S3 and was, as the name suggests, a smaller version of the Galaxy S3.
Talk quieted down after Samsung’s Galaxy S4 launch date came and went without a Galaxy S4 Mini launch, but last week, new details about the supposed device emerged, details that also included images of what may just be the smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. And today, the flood gates have seemingly cracked a bit as new possible information about the Galaxy S4 has emerged ahead of its release.
Two new leaks have emerged and point not only to possible processors but also to the different Galaxy S4 models that may touch down in the weeks ahead.
GSMArena reports that four variants of the supposed Galaxy S4 Mini, including the model number GT I-9190 that we saw emerge last week, have shown up on Samsung’s website ahead of launch. We saw something similar happen with the Samsung Galaxy S4. The listings, which also include the GT I-9192, GT I-9195 and the GT I-9198, seem to point to four different Galaxy S4 models.
It appears that the GT-I9190, according to SamMobile and RBMen, could sport not only HSPA+ speeds, but a Exynos 5120 quad-core processor. That processor could feature the same type of ARM big.LITTLE technology that’s found in the Exynos 5 Octa, only it will feature four cores instead of eight.
The GT I-9192 is said to be a dual-SIM HSPA+ Galaxy S4 Mini with a dual-core processor, the GT I-9195 is thought to be an LTE model, while the GT-I9198 is supposedly a variant of the Galaxy S4 Mini that is headed to China.
All of this of course should be taken with a grain of salt given that Samsung hasn’t announced anything yet.
As for the rest of the rumored Galaxy S4 Mini, it’s supposed to have a a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display with 256ppi, 1.6GHz dual-core processor, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean along with Samsung’s new TouchWiz interface, Nature UX 2.0.