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Samsung Galaxy S IV mini in the making, Project J includes multiple devices: Report



Looks like Samsung is being really ambitious this year. The Korean electronics giant already has a bevy of devices that it plans to launch and now the latest addition to that list could be a Samsung Galaxy S IV mini and an Apple iWatch competitor.

Samsung focussed blog SamMobile reports that the company's Project J includes more than just the Samsung Galaxy S IV, which was later codenamed 'Altius' and is expected to be announced on March 15. The blog clearly indicates that the information it was tipped regarding upcoming devices is solely based on the accessories of the Project line.

One of these devices is the Project J Mini codenamed Serrano, which hints at nothing but the Galaxy S IV mini itself. Judging by the accessories, Samsung would find it logical to repeat what it did with the Galaxy S III mini, releasing the device as a miniature version of the Galaxy S III. Going by that logic, the Galaxy S IV mini could be seen with a 4-inch HD display. However, it seems unlikely that the smartphone should support wireless charging.

The third device in the Project J lineup is rather interesting going by the accessories again. Project J Active codenamed Fortius, is likely to come with an arm band, will have the ability to bike mount and will come with a pouch as well. Could this be "Samsung's answer to Apple's rumoured iWatch?" We'll have to wait this one out.

Samsung launched the Galaxy S III mini in October last year at a special event in Germany. However, the smartphone is yet to see an official word on pricing and availability in many markets across the world, including India. Samsung India is scheduled to hold a press event on February 14 in New Delhi and we're hoping to see the Galaxy S III mini make an appearance at its best.

A quick specs reminder for those unaware, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and features a 5-megapixel camera. It has a 1500 mAh battery and 8/16GB internal storage options. It inherits Galaxy S III's features like S Voice, Smart Stay, Direct Call and S Beam.

In December last year, the device was reportedly shipping with the latest version of Android Jelly Bean, v4.1.2 in Vietnam and Indonesia. Other Asian regions are still hoping for some good news. The device is expected to launch in 3 new colours namely Titan Gray, Garnet Red and Onyx Black. Earlier last month, it was spotted donning these very same colours.  

Here's complete list of accessories for the Project J devices posted by the blog:

Project J Altius
  • Clear Cover
  • Flip Cover
  • Protective Cover
  • Pouch
  • Extra Battery Kit
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • Wireless Charging Kit
  • HDTV Adapter
  • Headset
Project J Mini Serrano:
  • Clear Cover
  • Flip Cover
  • Protective Cover
Project J Active Fortius:
  • Arm Band
  • Bike Mount
  • Pouch

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Tags: Altius, Android, Galaxy S IV mini, Jelly Bean, Project J, Project J Active, Project J Fortius, Project J mini, Project J Serrano, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S IV mini



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