Rounds of rumors and speculation finally come to an end, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini goes official today! – This shrunken down version of the Galaxy S4 sports many similarities compared to its bigger brother, but it’s a different beast inside out.
Samsung Electronics unveiled 20 days ahead of the London event – Samsung Premiere 2013 Galaxy & Ativ, where the Korean electronics leader is supposed to unveil a slew of new devices from both the Galaxy & Ativ Series.
The 4.3-inch (11cm) qHD Super AMOLED midrange handset runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 (something that we still fail to see with other manufacturers) and packs a dual core processor ticking at 1.7GHz which appears to indeed be the Snapdragon 400 as previously rumored coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. There’s also a 8MP rear shooter with Sound & Shot and Panorama modes (but no double shot or 360 photo) along with a 1.9MP front facing camera.
To keep down the price several features like the barometer, temperature and humidity sensors were stripped off but you’ll still have most core Samsung apps including S health and Group Play.