Even before Samsung had officially launched the Samsung Galaxy S4, there had been rumours that the company is working on a miniature version of this smartphone. The specifications and alleged pictures of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini have already leaked online.
The existence of this smartphone has now been ‘confirmed’ via a listing on the Samsung Apps website. The listing has now been removed and did not divulge any information regarding the specification of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini.
As per the past rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will supposedly have a 4.3-inch qHD display. The smartphone is said to pack in an 8-megapixel camera and run on Android 4.2.2 out of the box along with a layer of Samsung’s own Touch Wiz Nature UX. Connectivity options reportedly include 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AGPS.
It is being touted that Samsung will launch Galaxy S4 mini in four variants. The first will be a single SIM phone that has the model number GT-I9190, which will come with a quad-core processor and support HSPA+. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9192, on the other hand, is a dual-SIM variant which has a dual-core processor and also supports HSPA+. The Korean smartphone-maker will also be releasing Samsung Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9195, which will support LTE. Lastly, the model number GT-I9198 is for the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini that will be launched in China. This model is unlikely to be launched in other markets.
Some news reports have suggested that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S4 mini in the week starting July 15, 2013.
So far there is no word on what will be the price of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and whether it will be launched in India in the near future.
It is noteworthy, that Samsung has announced that the company has managed to ship over 10 million units of its Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone. Apart from the mini version, there are already rumours floating around Samsung planning to launch a rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S4 that will allegedly be dubbed Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.