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.