October 25, 2014

Samsung Goes Smaller, With the Galaxy S4 Mini

galaxy s4 mini

Samsung, which is known for its large smartphones, is now going smaller.  Samsung is expected to launch a lower end — and smaller — version of its Galaxy S4 smartphone in June.

Aptly called the Galaxy S4 Mini, the new phone is also expected to be cheaper than the $649.99 retail price.

Details have emerged about the new Galaxy S4 Mini phone in recent days.  BGR India reports on some of the technical specs of the new phone.  CNET provides a side by side comparison with the Galaxy S4 Mini.

The image above is the best way to understand the size of the new mini phone. It will be 4.91 by 2.41 inches and have a 4.3-inch display screen.

Internally too, the Galaxy S4 Mini will possess slightly less punch, with a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor compared to the 1.9 GHz quad-core of its big brother, and about 8GB of capacity and 1.5GB RAM compared to the 16 to 64 GB of capacity and 2GB RAM of the larger phone. But other features on the phone are comparable, with memory on both devices expandable up to 64 GB.

If you’re interested in photo and video capabilities, the new Galaxy S4 Mini features an 8-megapixel rear camera compared to the 13-megapixel camera with HD quality video of the larger phone. The front facing camera is 1.9 megapixels, not too much of a downgrade from the 2 megapixels of the front facing camera for the Galaxy S4.

The camera is expected to be a less costly option for users who want a slightly smaller smartphone and don’t mind the slightly lower capacity.

See an overview and comparison of the Galaxy S4 Mini with other Samsung models in the video below from Three.


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Joshua Sophy - Staff Writer


Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering technology and business news. He is a journalist and editor with 15 years experience in media. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Joshua also serves as President of the Board of Directors of a curling club and is editor of a regional newsletter focused on the sport of curling in the Eastern U.S.

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  1. Samsung Glaxy’s are one of my favorite mobile series. Now its time to use Glaxy-4 mini.

  2. I have always been a big fan of Samsung phones and currently have the S4. Although I always felt that the Samsung phones are a little too big. I am sure this is going to be a great buy for people who like small phones and can compromise a bit on capacity, RAM and the other stuff. I am happy with my S4 though.

  3. i dont like it because The camera is expected to be a less costly option for users who want a slightly smaller smartphone and don’t mind the slightly lower capacity.

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