Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini is official! Packs all the nice things in a smaller pack

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Galaxy S 4 Mini Black Frost
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 was forthcoming, after all the rumours, leaks and unexpected briefs. This also comes like it did for the Galaxy S3 which was followed by the Galaxy S 3 mini. Samsung was careful on the Galaxy S 4 mini not to underwhelm like they did on the Galaxy S 3 where it wore a premium with less than stellar specs sheet.

The Galaxy S 4 is different in that it packs most features on the Galaxy S 4 with the screen size of the Galaxy S 2. Samsung also made sure to let users know what they get in terms of user storage, see in the specs sheet below:

  • 4.3 inch qHD (16:9 wide view) Super AMOLED
  • 3g and LTE versions the latter is market specific
  • 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWIz 4.0
  • 8GB Internal Storage (5GB available), microSD support upto 64GB
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front (features include Sound & Shot, Night Shot, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports and Continuous Shot)
  • Wi-Fi 5GHz
  • NFC for the LTE version
  • IR Blaster (Remote Control)
  • GPS = GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm, 107g
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic
  • 1900mAh Battery

Now you realize that Samsung put in most of the features of the Galaxy S 4 minus the processor intensive sensor driven features like Airview, Air Gesture, Smart Stay and Smart Scroll. Not that I’m complaining, actually this is a great move, the Galaxy S 3 mini might work very well for users who wont remember to turn these features off when they don’t need them which is most of the time. This will have great impact on the 1900mAh battery, hence making it a performer.

Other features like S Travel, S Health, Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound, Samsung Link, Safety Assistance, Screen Mirroring, Homesync, Smart Switch, Samsung KNOX enabled and Group Play.

So it happens that there is three variations of the device, the LTE capable version that will be market specific and is able to operate on 2.5G, 3G and 4G with support of 6 Bands, the 3G version and also a 3G Dual-SIM version. It will come in two colours initially, Black Mist and White Frost, no specific dates have been set for the commercial availability in the markets globally including expected pricing but I bet we will get more by June 20th when journalists and bloggers get hands-on experiences in London.

 

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