Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to Debut This Week

A leaked photo of the purported Galaxy S4 mini.

A leaked photo of the purported Galaxy S4 mini (right).

Just a matter of weeks after Samsung unveiled its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, the South Korean handset maker appears set to introduce a miniature version of that device in the imminent future. According to a new rumor originating from SamMobile, the Seoul-based corporation could announce the Galaxy S4 mini at some point this week, in the aftermath of a series of high-profile leaks surrounding the purported device.

Samsung is said to offer both single- and dual-SIM models of the Galaxy S4 mini, with black or white color choices. We’ll assume that polycarbonate plastic will remain the material of choice, akin to larger Galaxy devices. The dual-SIM model will reportedly pack a 4.3-inch display — that’s hardly “mini,” at one-third of an inch larger than the iPhone 5 — 1.6 GHz dual-core processor and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. 

The single-SIM model could have a quad-core processor, which would be quite powerful for a smartphone that compete with mid-range devices. Android will remain the mobile operating system powering the Galaxy S4 mini, despite murmurs that Samsung is placing quite the investment towards its own Tizen software platform. Look for the Galaxy S4 mini to hit the market by late May or early June.

[SamMobile via BGR]

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