Just like with the Galaxy S III before it, the Galaxy S 4 was miniaturized into a more affordable version of its flagship brother. The device – known as the Galaxy S 4 Mini – was unveiled in May and released in Europe this past July. Now the device is finally coming to America next month.
Samsung announced today that the Galaxy S 4 Mini will hit the U.S. at some point in November. The company didn’t offer a specific date which is a sign that it’s leaving those details up to the carriers that will be offering the device.
“Samsung continues to provide a wide range of products to fit consumers’ needs,” said Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S 4 mini continues that commitment by bringing the paramount features of our flagship Galaxy S 4 smartphone to a smaller, more compact form factor.”
So, what will you get with the Galaxy S 4 Mini? The miniaturized S 4 sports a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, a 1900 mAh battery and 16GB of onboard storage. The S 4 Mini runs on Android 4.2.2 and it supports up to 64GB of expandable memory. Samsung also notes that the S 4 Mini will receive an update shortly after launch that will make it compatible with the company’s Galaxy Gear smart watch.
Samsung says that AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular will all carry the S 4 Mini. It doesn’t offer a price, but it will be substantially cheaper than the Galaxy S 4. If I was a betting man, I’d wager that the S 4 Mini will cost $99 with a new two-year contract.