May, 27 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is about as good as real folks. If Samsung’s history (the company released a Galaxy S3 Mini) isn’t enough, then surely the countless leaks are. No? How about it being mentioned in the official changelog of a Samsung app? No? OK, fine, how about adding a whole new database entry for the thing on the Samsung Apps portal?


That’s exactly what’s happened here, as the phone with model number GT-I9195 has popped up. It’s no surprise it looks exactly like a Galaxy S4, though proper scale should reveal that it will be a lot smaller. The Galaxy S4 Mini also won’t be able to stand toe-to-toe with its bigger brother in the specs department, as we’re expecting a dual-core processor, less than 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, and more.

That’s not to say the S4 Mini wouldn’t be a fine phone for someone — we’re sure the phone’s future as a low-cost option will attract some attention — but it just won’t be as good as the Galaxy S4. We’re still trying to get a beeline on when we might see the device officially unveiled.

samsung june 20th event

We’re not totally convinced this is related, but it’s definitely worth the mention either way. Samsung has scheduled a June 20th press event to show off some new products in its Galaxy lineup (as well as some from the Windows-centric ATIV brand). This event may or may not divulge details of the Galaxy S4 Mini, but we have to ponder the possibility either way.

We’re also still waiting to see if the Galaxy S4 Active, a rugged (and, yes, less powerful) version of the Galaxy S4, is real. To top all that off, we’ve been hearing word regarding a Galaxy S4 “Mega” lately, though this rumor hasn’t had as much beef to it as the aforementioned devices.¬†This event could be anything, but we’ll have our attention fixated on it no matter what. Be sure to stick with Phandroid once that date approaches.

[via SammyHub 1|2]