Samsung Galaxy S4 mini 'confirmed' via company's website

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In the past couple of months, there have been plenty of rumours regarding Samsung planning to launch miniature version of Samsung Galaxy S4.

Now SamMobile is reporting that Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has been listed on Samsung's UAPROF website. As far as the specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will have a 4.3-inch qHD display. The smartphone will pack in 8-megapixel camera. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will run on Android 4.2.2 out of the box along with a layer of Samsung's own Touch Wiz Nature UX. Connectivity options includes 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AGPS

SamMobile states that Samsung is planning to launch Samsung Galaxy S4 mini in two variants. The first will be a single SIM phone that has been codenamed GT-I9190 and the other dual-SIM option that has been codenamed GT-I9192. The single SIM variant will be powered by a quad-core processor, while the dual-SIM version will get a dual-core processor. It is expected that Samsung may also release GT-I9195, which will be Samsung Galaxy S4 mini variant that will support LTE.

Earlier news reports have suggested that Samsung will be looking at launching its Galaxy S4 mini shortly after Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes available in a few days time.

The Korean chaebol had unveiled its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 at an unpacked event on March 14, 2013. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others. It has 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.

The smartphone will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants and will also feature a microSD card slot for expanding the memory. The Galaxy S4 sports a 13-megapixels rear shooter and a 2-megapixel one on the front. The Galaxy S4 also offers more camera features including dual-shot, employing the use of both front and back camera, an eraser shot mode to remove people from photos, and a Cinemagram like feature called Cinema Photo, among several other tricks.

The smartphone is expected to be available in US in the week starting April 22, 2013. Telecom operator AT&T has listed 16GB variant of Samsung Galaxy S4 for contract-free price of $640.

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