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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini heading to U.S. carriers in November

The Galaxy S4 Mini has been available internationally for a while now, but now Samsung has announced it plans to bring the handset to the U.S. in November.
October 23, 2013
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been available internationally for a while, but today Samsung announced it also plans to bring the handset to the U.S. market this November.

Don’t let the name fool you, the only thing that the GS4 Mini has it common with its bigger brother is its overall design language and its device branding. At the heart of the Galaxy S4 Mini you’ll find a modest 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage, microSD and a 4.3-inch display with a not-so-awesome 960 x 540 resolution. There’s also Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean under the hood.

This is no Galaxy S4, but it’s not a bad handset for those with basic needs and an affinity for smaller displays. The GS4 Mini might not impress your friends, family and co-workers, but it should be more than enough to provide a reasonable Android experience.

Samsung has yet to give out a specific launch date or price for the S4 Mini, though it has revealed that the device will be carried by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular.

Is the handset worth your money? Honestly, it all comes down to how much carriers end up pricing it for. If it’s $50 and under, it might be. If it’s $99? You can do a lot better by just watching out for sales on higher-range devices.

For more details on the GS4 Mini, check out our written review, or watch the video below:

What do you think, interested in the Galaxy S4 Mini or are the specs just too weak for you to consider?