Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: Alleged Photos Land Ahead of Launch
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is rumored to arrive in July as a cheaper version of the popular Galaxy S4, and a new set of photos gives a better look at what is likely the Galaxy S4 Mini.
Samsung already confirmed the Galaxy S4 Mini, and the latest leaks indicate the Galaxy S4 Mini will land on AT&T, though it’s not clear how soon after the rumored July launch this could happen and if it would keep the same Galaxy S4 mini name.
A new set of alleged Galaxy S4 mini photos are now online, offering a better look at the smaller Samsung Galaxy S4 device. These new photos come from Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like service, by way of New Cell Phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is not just a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s actually an entirely different device with a similar design style. While many users would enjoy a smaller screen smartphone with the same specs as the Galaxy S4, that’s not the case.
Based on leaks and rumors this is what we think we know about the Galaxy S4 Mini;
- 4.3-inch qHD Display 256 ppi
- Dual Core processor
- 8MP camera
- Android 4.2.2 with TouchWiz
- 1GB RAM
The plethora of photos show what is likely the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, complete with a removable back where we see a SIM card slot and a Micro SD card slot. These appear to sit underneath a removable battery.
The overall design of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini appears similar to the Galaxy S4 that launched earlier this year on most major U.S. carriers and will come to Verizon at the end of the month. The back of the device features a patterned plastic and the edges appear to be the same silver metal finish as the Galaxy S4.
According to the leak, the Galaxy S4 mini is 8mm thick, about the same thickness as the full-size Galaxy S4. The image below shows the Samsung Galaxy S4 next to the alleged Galaxy S4 mini, showing the difference in size, mainly due to the smaller screen.
Consumers looking for a flagship smartphone with a smaller screen and form factor won’t find it here, but users looking for a mid-range device at an affordable price may find the Galaxy S4 mini fits the bill.
Check out several more alleged Galaxy S4 mini photos in the gallery below.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Photo Gallery