Samsung announces Galaxy S4 mini ahead of Premier event

By Jos
May 30, 2013
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  1. A little earlier than expected, Samsung has officially taken the wraps off the Galaxy S4 mini, offering a more pocketable variant of its popular flagship smartphone while dialing back on specs and price.

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  2. When I read mini and I see a 4.3" screen it does not fit, they should call it Samsung Galaxy S4 Lite instead ;-)
  3. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Addict Posts: 347   +63

    "Falls short of the iPhone 5"
    It's not a competitor with the iPhone 5, that's what the S4 is for!
  4. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Enthusiast Posts: 193   +26

    A new phone every week is getting kind of old. Now if you can make a nice phone somebody can purchase unlocked for $99.00 let us know.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,703

    Judging from the pic's it looks pretty nice. I wonder how many colors it'll be available in. No matter, I'll just hang onto what I have already for a good while longer.
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,197   +171

    Looks like a phone for people who want just a phone / something to text with, and don't need all the bells and whistles of the Internet Smartphone. I'd guess the only reason to use a lower screen PPI like this is to keep the costs low. If that's what this phone is targeted for, it seems like a good entry for that market space then.

    Having an IR Blaster? Now that's pretty cool!
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    If only this phone had S4 original specs. At least it has 4G. The S3 mini was a wreck because of no 4G. This is not much of an improvement in terms of specs.
  8. Nick D

    Nick D TS Rookie Posts: 27

    How is this considered a revision of S4 when it's not even HD? I'm still a little baffled that it's not at least 720p (1280x720). Although it does have quite a few things going for it (screen type, sd slot expansion, 1.5gb ram, good smaller size alternative).
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    That is what plagued the S3 mini. The specs are so cut down. At least there is 4G (the S3 mini didnt have it).

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