'Small Wonder' Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini caught before its launch

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which has been making blurry appearances on the internet these past few days, has finally been caught in the act. The Mini was seen being compared to its bigger brother; the Samsung Galaxy S4 through crystal clear images in a leaked gallery. The pint-sized phone boasts a 4.3 inch screen, as well as a reduced pixel density of 256 ppi as compared to the 441 ppi pixel density of the S4.


Samsung had released the Galaxy S3 Mini last year with a 4 inch screen, and now it plans to release the S4 Mini later this year, allegedly in two versions. This reveals the evolving trend that while bigger is better, there is definitely a market for those who feel that the S4 is literally too big for their pockets.

An S4 for every user in the market.

An S4 for every user in the market.


However, there is a trade off on specifications if you pick up the S4 Mini. While the S4 comes in with the much hyped Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset for the international model or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, you will find a dual-core 1.6GHz processor running the show in the Mini.

The difference can be seen by comparing the sheer output. The Galaxy S4, courtesy it’s snappy processor which runs on an eight core CPU system, uses a four core rotation system for lighter tasks, which technically increases the battery life of the system. You may miss out on that advantage in the S4 Mini.


Be that as it may, the S4 Mini is definitely a mid segment gizmo and may add to its fan base courtesy its 8MP camera. This phone also shows that the phone market is changing drastically, with yesteryears maximum screen size being featured as today’s "mini" phones.  

Published Date: May 13, 2013 15:46 PM | Updated Date: May 13, 2013 15:46 PM