May 30th, 2013 publishUpdated   Jun 3rd, 2013, 10:21 am

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We’ve been hearing a lot about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini over the past several weeks, but it’s time to give the rumor mill a rest — the device has been made official by Samsung as of this morning. The 4.3 inch device will come with qHD resolution, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (there’s a microSD card slot to expand that), an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front.

For software, we’re looking at Android 4.2.2 with TouchWiz (which we assume is going to take up a sizable chunk of that 8GB of internal storage). The device will support LTE, and depending on the market you might find it in dual-SIM variety without much issue. Although Samsung wasn’t keen on dropping a date for the phone, Phones4U tells us to expect the device as early as July 2013 in the UK. That could change, and it might be different from region to region and retailer to retailer, but that sounds about right.

We haven’t a clear idea on how this little guy will be priced, but considering the less-than-savory (up against the Galaxy S4, at least) specs we assume it will carry a price tag tuned for the mid-range market. You’ll be able to find the device in black and white to start, and knowing Samsung it won’t be long before we get a whole smorgasbord of colors for the thing.

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