A Mini version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been confirmed by the Korean manufacturer.
Building on the success of the S4, which recently passed the 10 million sales mark, the S4 Mini is billed as “a powerful, compact version of Samsung’s bestselling smartphone”.
Featuring a 4.3” qHD Super Amoled display, the Galaxy S4 Mini weighs 107g and the manufacturers emphasise that “the lightweight and compact design enables you to carry and use the device easily with one hand”. It measures 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm.
A 1.7Ghz dual core processor offers similar features to the S4, but the Mini version will not offer the eye-tracking that removes the need to scroll on the full-size version. It features an 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front-facing version, offering similar camera features and automatic ‘story album’ building, as well as the S Translator, “for instant translation using text or voice on applications including email, text message”.
The Mini also includes the S4’s remote control for TVs and the S Health features that include calorie counting and activity and sleep monitoring. It will be available in two colours, black and white, and in £G, 3G dual sim and 4G versions. Release dates and prices have yet to be announced.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile Division for Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said “Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini.” He claimed “This new handset is the ideal smartphone companion for anyone who wants a compact device packed with innovation.”