Galaxy S4 Mini release date set for May/June after next week announcement, report says

by: Chris SmithMarch 31, 2013


Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will hit stores in late-April but the device may be too big – it features a 5-inch display – for some potential buyers. Just like last year, the company also has a Galaxy S4 Mini in the works and a new report suggests that Samsung will unveil it next week.

Sam Mobile says that its insiders have revealed that the Galaxy S4 could hit stores from the end of May or beginning of June following next week’s announcement.

The handset is expected to pack a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, AGPS and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top. The phone will come in single- and dual-SIM versions, with the former (GT-I9190) reportedly sporting a quad-core processor, while the later (GT-I9192 or Duos model) will only pack a dual-core CPU.

When it comes to color options, the Galaxy S4 Mini will also ship in Black Mist and White Frost, just like its bigger brother.

It’s not clear at this time where the Galaxy S4 will launch, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see certain carriers skip the handset like they did with its predecessor.

Interestingly, the publication notes that Samsung’s decision to unveil the Galaxy S4 Mini so soon after its Galaxy S4 media event came after Galaxy S4 Mini pictures and specs hit the web in recent leaks.

As always with unconfirmed reports, we’ll tell you to hold on to your grain of salt until the company properly introduces the device, especially since tomorrow is April Fools Day.

  • joe barkho

    why qHD? ugh.

    • tomn1ce

      I was thinking the same thing…

  • Christopher Chin

    Would have gotten my benjamins…but….home button and qHD? moving on…. ;(

  • William

    Has anyone read that Apple is trying to trademark the word Mini?

  • Why do they insist on dumbing down flagship? Just give us THE EXACT SAME SPECS as the regular one with a smaller size, or don’t call it an s4 mini!