Samsung Will Be Miniaturizing The Galaxy S 4 [Rumor]By: Zach Walton - March 22, 2013
The Galaxy S III was Samsung’s flagship device last year, and as such, carried a flagship device price tag. For those who wanted the S III experience minus the price, Samsung released the Galaxy S III Mini late last year. A recent leak suggests that Samsung will be doing it again for the Galaxy S 4.
SamMobile got the scoop on the Galaxy S 4 Mini after spotting a few images of the device on @ErmEchkiN’s Twitter feed. Much like its predecessor, the Galaxy S 4 Mini will presumably be a smaller S 4 with paired down specs so it comes in at a cheaper price.
In the below image, you can see the Galaxy S 4 Mini on the far right compared to the Galaxy S 4 and the Galaxy S III:
So what kind of specs can we expect out of the device? The current rumors suggest that it will have a 4.3 inch display and a 1.66GHz dual-core CPU. There’s no word yet on the other specs. The device will be running Android 4.2.2 though. It will also come in single-SIM and dual-SIM formats for all you carrier hoppers and world travelers.
The current rumors state that we can expect to see the Galaxy S 4 Mini in stores in either June or July. The Galaxy S 4 is expected to hit stores sometime during the second quarter so there hopefully won’t be much time between the launch of the Galaxy S 4 and S 4 Mini. A few months later, Samsung will reportedly unveil the Galaxy Note III in September.
It seems that Samsung will be staying busy in 2013. It will be interesting to see if the company will be involved in any more Nexus projects with Google as well after its Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10 were so well received by consumers.[h/t: Droid Life]