The Galaxy S4 family of smartphones includes several devices with the Samsung Galaxy S4 serving as a model phone. The smallest member of the gang, is the Galaxy S4 Mini. Unveiled back in May, the handset will finally hit the US shore next month and will land on AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and US Cellular. Each carrier will announce pricing and availability details separately but we can assume that the phone will be way cheaper than the original Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini US Variant
The Galaxy S4 Mini is an interesting alternative to its bigger brother, bringing many of Samsung’s loved features and service in a more compact form. Samsung scaled down the screen in size and resolution, so you will be getting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED with 540 x 960 pixels at 256 ppi.
The phone’s 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor is supported by Adreno 305 GPU and 1.5 GB of RAM. International version of the Galaxy S4 Mini offers 8 GB of storage, however, the US-bound model comes with 16 GB of memory and microSD slot compatible with up to 64 GB cards.
The phone sports dual cameras, with an 8-megapixel sensor residing on the back and a 1.9-megapixel shooter located on the front panel. The main camera features LED flash, auto focus, HDR, panorama mode and more shooting options.
The Galaxy S4 Mini boasts LTE support, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an IR blaster for the remote control app. The device runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI on top and comes with such apps as S Translator, S Health, WatchOn, Samsung Hub, and more.