Samsung Galaxy S4 mini confirmed in Bloomberg report

A new report from Bloomberg covering the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 might offer us confirmation of the device’s smaller sibling. Casually slipped into the article is mention that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini “will go on sale soon after” the launch of the GS4 in late April.

The GS4 mini leaked last week sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, and Android 4.2.2. The design of the phone carries closely to the larger Galaxy S4, but the handset looks to be targeted as a lower-cost alternative for those looking for a sized-down handset.

While today’s report can be seen as confirmation, it’s wise to wait for word from Samsung before putting it down as the sure thing. Not that there was ever much doubt about the leaked GS4 mini being the real deal.

[via SammyHub]

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  • Hrethgir

    I wish they would make a sized-down version that was identical inside. My next phone will not be a GS4, my GS3 is a touch too big to comfortably use one-handed, and I don’t want to go any bigger. But I don’t want to have to go mid-range just to get a phone that fits my hand. Not everyone wants bigger!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

      I can’t fit this in my skinny jeans. What was Samsung thinking?

  • http://twitter.com/Ivan34 Ian

    Why can’t they make a mini with out gimping the spec? Give customer options of different screen sizes with out making them consider the specs of the phone!

    • DavidVarghese

      It’s meant to be a mid-range device

      • http://twitter.com/Ivan34 Ian

        Then they need to call it something else. When you hear Galaxy S, you think top of the line flag ship phone. A S4 mini should be JUST like the S4 with a small screen.

        • DavidVarghese

          Samsung has always put the Galaxy in all their devices’ names, even the low-range devices, so that isn’t gonna change anytime soon

    • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

      Agreed. The Raxr M is practically a Razr HD with just a smaller screen and with a smaller resolution and it cost ~$100 less.

  • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

    I like the 5 inch screen but I also feel the smaller size phone with the same fantastic specs will sell like hot cakes. Many people don’t want the large phones, lately whenever a smaller phone is made they kill the phone with lousy specs and missing features. AS I stated there is a huge market for the smaller sized phone, 4.3 would be perfect I think, the same size as the SGS2, the international version with the home button. I might even be interested in a phone like that. I have huge mitts and the 5 inch screen is very easy for me to use, but having the smaller phone to be able to just throw it in your pocket is also very appealing. Bring back the smaller phone. The iphone is still very popular, it’s not the 2+ year old operating system that is selling that phone, it’s the size and build quality.