The S4 Mini – model number GT-I9190 – is everything we’ve expected it to be. Presented by Samsung as “a powerful yet compact version of its bestselling smartphone”, the handset sports a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display, measures 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm, and weighs 107 grams. Other features: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0, 1.9MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 1,900m Ah battery. The handset has only 8GB of internal memory, with approximately 5GB available to users. Of course, there’s also MicroSD card support (up to 64GB).
The Galaxy S4 Mini will have a regular 3G version, an LTE one (GT-I9195) , and a dual SIM (GT-I9192) one. Color options include white and black (at least for the beginning).
“We appreciate such unprecedented demands for the GALAXY S4 that we aimed to provide users with life companion for a fuller, richer and simpler life. And now, we want to give people more choices with GALAXY S4 mini, similar look & feel of GALAXY S4 for more compact and practical usages,” declared JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung did not say when the new smartphone will be available, and neither for what price.