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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini set to launch on all four major US carriers next month
Samsung’s pocketable Galaxy S4 mini officially surfaced more than four months ago and now it’s on the cusp of launching in the US. According to the Korean tech giant, the S4 mini will arrive starting next month on all four national wireless carriers although specifics like a solid release date and pricing remain unknown at this hour.
If you aren’t in the loop, the S4 mini packs a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display operating at a resolution of 960 x 540, a dual-core 1.7GHz CPU, 1.5GB of system memory and 16GB of internal flash storage. An 8-megapixel camera graces the backside of the phone while a smaller 1.9-megapixel module sits up front.
802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 both come standard as does the 1900mAh battery. Handsets will be available in two colors: Black Mist and White Frost and will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean.
In a presser on the matter, Samsung said the Galaxy S4 mini would receive a software update soon after launch. What’s more, it’ll be compatible with their Galaxy Gear smartwatch – a device that currently only works in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung also plans to sell an S-View Flip Cover accessory that has a clear window to view text messages or missed call notifications without having to open the cover.
It’ll be up to each carrier to announce specific launch dates and pricing which will likely take place in the coming days considering November is just over a week away.
The Galaxy S4 is a continuation of Samsung's flagship Android handset, in a sleeker and more modern version inside and out. The S4 features a 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. The S4 also packs 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, IR LED Remote Control, MHL 2.0, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a more pocketable variant of its popular flagship smartphone. The S4 Mini is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, alongside 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory in addition to a microSD slot for up to 64GB of additional storage. Other notable features include 8MP and 1.9MP cameras, an infrared blaster for controlling your TV, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE, a 1900 mAh battery.
The Note 3 is part of Samsung's ever-expanding Galaxy line. It features a new soft textured leather-like plastic cover, a 5.7-inch SuperAMOLED 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU for LTE models or a 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos Octacore for 3G variants, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a microSD expansion slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a 3,200mAh battery.
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