The Mini Alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S4
Article by George Norman
On 30 May 2013
Samsung today unveiled the new Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone. Powered by Android JellyBean, this is a sleeker, more portable alternative to the very powerful and very popular Galaxy S4.

If you love the power Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone has to offer but you think the device is a bit too big, I have some good news for you. Samsung today unveiled a device that offers the same strong performance but in a sleeker, highly portable design – the Galaxy S4 Mini. This is a 107g lightweight device with a 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display, and powerful 1.7GHz dual-core processor. Powerful performance in a compact package.


“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 ,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics. “The new GALAXY S4 mini provides consumers with a new way to enjoy the flagship GALAXY S4 experience.”

Galaxy S4 Main Hardware Specifications
  • Display – 4.3" Supper AMOLED
  • Processor – 1.7GHz dual-core processor
  • Memory – 1.5Gb of RAM memory, 8Gb internal memory, microSD up to 64GB.
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera
  • Network & Connectivity – LTE, 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, IR LED.
  • Sensor – accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro, magnetic.
  • Battery - 1,900mAh.
  • Dimension - 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm, 107g (3G Dual SIM version:108g).
  • Colors - White Frost and Black Mist.
The device will be presented to media quests and invited partners at Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV, London, Thursday, June 20th. Commercial availability of the Galaxy S4 Mini will be determined by market.

If you want to check out the specs for the Galaxy S4, I refer you to this article.

I remind you that 10 million S4 devices were sold in the first month of product availability. That’s a record for the Samsung product. The S1 sold as many devices in 7 months, the S2 in 5 moths, and the S3 in 50 days.

I also remind you that the S4 is the the first smartphone in the world to be TCO Certified.

UPDATE: check out the S4 Active, the rugged alternative to the S4 smartphone.

Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 mini, Android, Google, smartphone, TCO Development, TCO Certified, certification
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