Samsung has officially announced its plans to launch the Galaxy S4 Mini in the United States in November. As the name suggests, the S4 mini is a heavily scaled-down version of the original Galaxy S4, though aims to offer a similar flagship-like experience in a compact form factor.
The Galaxy S4 Mini gets powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage which is expandable via microSD slot. As for the display, the handset features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED QHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels.
There’s also an 8MP primary camera with zero shutter lag. The camera also supports several shooting modes such as Beauty Face, Best Photo, Sound and Shot, Panorama, and more. As for OS, the Galaxy S4 Mini ships with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Not to mention, Samsung also confirmed that the handset will receive an update that will make it compatible with Galaxy Gear.
“Samsung continues to provide a wide range of products to fit consumers’ needs,” said Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S 4 mini continues that commitment by bringing the paramount features of our flagship Galaxy S 4 smartphone to a smaller, more compact form factor.”
The Galaxy S4 Mini will be offered in Black Mist and White Frost color options. Samsung also confirmed that the smaller version of its flagship will be available AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, and Verizon in November. That said, the pricing hasn’t been announced by Samsung.
To recall, the Galaxy S4 Mini was announced back in May and since has been available globally except for the US.