The website technodify.com has now got their hands on a new set of purported pictures of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. From these pictures it appears that the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will resemble Samsung Galaxy S4 in terms of design.
As per previous rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is expected to feature a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 256ppi. It is expected to be powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. For camera, there will be an 8-megapixel rear shooter on board. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will allegedly run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) along with a layer of Samsung's own Touch Wiz Nature UX. Connectivity options reportedly include 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AGPS.
As per the report, this smartphone will be launched by the end of May but will start retailing from July 2013. This is in alignment with an earlier news report that suggested Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be available in the week starting July 15 in both White and Black colours.
As per earlier rumours, it is being touted that Samsung will launch Galaxy S4 mini in four variants. The first will be a single SIM phone that has the model number GT-I9190, which will come with a quad-core processor and support HSPA+. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9192, on the other hand, is a dual-SIM variant which has a dual-core processor and also supports HSPA+. The Korean smartphone-maker will also reportedly be releasing Samsung Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9195, which will support LTE. Lastly, the model number GT-I9198 is for the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini that will be launched in China. This model is unlikely to be launched in other markets.
Some news reports are suggesting that Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active rugged smartphone will also be debuting in mid-July. The rugged smartphone is expected to be available in Metallic Orange colour.