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Samsung Announces the Galaxy S4 Mini Phone

Mid-range Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung Announces the Galaxy S4 Mini Phone

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is the latest installment of the Galaxy mobile phone family, and it’s just what you’d expect – a smaller, spec’d down version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4.

Though a 4.3 inch mobile phone screen wouldn’t have been considered “mini” a couple years ago, Samsung isn’t off the mark with this branding, considering its Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 models offer 5 inch and 5.5 inch screens, respectfully.

The qHD Super AMOLED screen features a lower resolution than the Galaxy S4′s HD display and the processor is only a dual-core rather than the S4′s quad-core. But the mini does offer the same Android Jellybean (4.2) OS with many of the same apps and features like the S Translator language application, S Travel turn by turn directions and the S Voice speech operated search assistant.

The rear and front cameras offer 8 and 1.9 megapixel resolutions, and the phone will be available in White Frost and Black Mist colors. The availability of 4G LTE and 3G HSPA+ variants of the Galaxy S4 mini will be determined by market.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 mini at the Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV London event on Thursday, June 20.

No announcement has been made regarding price, regional or carrier availability.