Samsung has today introduced the Galaxy S4 Mini, a little over a month after the record-breaking S4 smartphone was launched.
Many were expected the 4.3-inch Mini to be unveiled at Samsung’s ‘Premiere’ event on June 20th, but the Korean manufacturer has caught the tech industry off guard by announcing it today (May 30th).
Two days ago it appeared that Samsung had accidentally posted details of the S4 Mini on its UK apps page, and while there was not official confirmation at the time, today is the official announcement of the latest smartphone in the Galaxy range.
Sporting a qHD Super AMOLED display, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes equipped with a 1.7GHz dual core processor and weighs just 107g.
The device also comes with an 8MP rear-facing camera, as well as a 1.9MP HD front-facing one. Special camera features include Sound&Shot, which stores sounds and images together, Panorama Shot, which allows you to take a full view of what you are seeing, and Story Album, which automatically arranges photos in a smart format. Snaps taken by the Galaxy S4 Mini are automatically gathered and saved according to your timeline, geo-tagging information or specific event, to create a photo album.
Simon Stanford, vice president of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, commented: “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. This new handset is the ideal smartphone companion for anyone who wants a compact device packed with innovation.”
While details of the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini are yet to be announced, the firm has revealed that the device will come in a 4G LTE version, 3G version, and 3G Dual Sim version.
Samsung has also revealed that media and invited partners will be able to get hands-on with the Galaxy S4 Mini at the company’s 2013 Premiere for Galaxy & ATIV, in London on Thursday, June 20th.