We have some more details to share with you now, on the elusive Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Samsung has yet to officially acknowledge a smaller version of their current flagship just yet, but frequent evidence and picture leaks suggests that it is on the way soon, just like the Galaxy S3 Mini before it.
We first heard about a smaller Galaxy S4 towards the end of March, when we told you that the device was apparently on schedule for a release sometime in June or July. A smaller model usually implies a reduction in hardware grunt and as we saw with the S3 Mini, it looks like the Galaxy S4 Mini will follow suit.
We could see a device with a 1.6Ghz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display – a significant change from the 5-inch display that ships with the normal Galaxy S4, as well as a quad-core processor in the US and an Octa core Exynos chip in Europe.
We now have some new pictures of the device to show you, courtesy of some whispers emerging out of China. The device has appeared on Sina Weibo, allegedly showing what the Galaxy S4 Mini will look like in black, compared to the Galaxy S3 side-by-side. Just to remind you, the G3 had a 4.8 display, so you can see the difference above with the 4.3-inch Galaxy S4 Mini next to it.
It certainly looks very compact in a smaller size, but a dual-core processor may be a bitter pill to swallow for consumers who were still expecting to see a quad-core chip. Then again, if the price is very reasonable then it could be overlooked for those that value price over hardware features.
It is twice that we have now seen notable leaks on a smaller Samsung Galaxy S4. Does it mean that an official announcement is just around the corner? Let’s hope so.