Samsung officially announces Galaxy S4 mini with 4.3-inch display


Samsung has finally confirmed the launch of Galaxy S4 mini after months of rumors and leaked photos showing on up Samsung’s own website. S4 mini will run on Android 4.2.2 with a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, and 1.5GB RAM. It’ll come with 8GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, which will weight about 107 grams.

The Galaxy S4 mini will come with number of TouchWiz features from its bigger brother S4 model, including Sound&Shot, Panorama Shot, and Story Album photo, new S Health and S Translator apps. Samsung will offer the Galaxy S4 mini in White Frost and Black Mist colors. The pricing and availability has yet to be announced by Samsung. The mini device will also be showcased at ATIV event in London on June 20th.

Here are some of the official press photos from Samsung:

Below is the press release from Samsung earlier today:

Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4 mini : A Powerful, Compact Smartphone

May 30, 2013

Strong performance and exceptional user experience
in a sleek, highly portable device is designed to meet a variety of customers’ taste

SEOUL, Korea 17:00KST – May 30, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology and digital solutions, today announced Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, a powerful yet compact version of Samsung’s bestselling smartphone, GALAXY S4. The GALAXY S4 mini delivers the superior performance, intuitive ease-of-use and sleek design of the GALAXY S4 in a highly portable, chic and compact design, making it an ideal companion for everyday life.

“We appreciate such unprecedented demands for the GALAXY S4 that we aimed to provide users with life companion for a fuller, richer and simpler life. And now, we want to give people more choices with GALAXY S4 mini, similar look & feel of GALAXY S4 for more compact and practical usages ,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics. “The new GALAXY S4 mini provides consumers with a new way to enjoy the flagship GALAXY S4 experience.”

With a 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display, 107g light weight and compact design, the GALAXY S4 mini is easy to carry and operate with one hand. Though compact, the GALAXY S4 mini also boasts powerful performance, equipped with a 1.7GHz dual core processor that allows users to quickly and easily perform data intensive tasks.

The GALAXY S4 mini supports many intuitive features and services provided by the GALAXY S4, designed enhance every facet of life.

• Capture Important Moments
The GALAXY S4 mini allows users to capture important moments with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and
1.9-megapixel HD front-facing camera. Special features such as Sound&Shot, which uniquely stores sound and voice
together as pictures are taken, and Panorama Shot, which allows users to photograph the full view of their
surroundings, ensure no memory is lost. Receive travel assistance and information service through the preloaded
S Travel application, which can also recommend future trips and provide a guide along the way. Users can also
automatically arrange photos in a smart format with the Story Album function. Photos taken by GALAXY S4 mini are
automatically gathered and saved according to the user’s timeline, geo-tagging information, or a specific event to
create a photo album.

• Share and Connect
Samsung GALAXY S4 mini allows users to share and build true connections. Users can simultaneously listen to
the same music and play the games together with friends using Group Play feature, and chat with multiple friends
and add animations, voice and video recordings to messages using ChatON.

• Make Life Simple and Easy
The GALAXYS4 mini makes international travel easy with S Translator, which provides instant text or voice translation
at email, text message or ChatON. Samsung Hub provides a single entry for Samsung contents and services,
making it incredibly easy and convenient to use. Users can browse through a variety of content across services
including music, video, books, games and learning content as well as purchase and manage contents easily,
from a single Samsung Account. Samsung Hub features an intergraded search when users browse a keyword,
the results will show related content from all of the services at once.Users can also control their TVs through
WatchON’s IR remote which transforms the GALAXY S4 mini into a remote to control the user’s TVs, set-top box,
and DVD player. Through WatchON, The GALAXY S4 mini also offers a broad selection of entertainment content
including live TV, cable TV and video on demand based on the rich information provided EPG
(Electronic Program Guide). Samsung Link* also enables users to share content across multiple Samsung
digital devices.*available in select countries

• Take Care of Health and Well-being
The GALAXY S4 mini empowers users by keeping them up-to-date with personal health and well-being details.
Downloadable from Samsung Apps, S Health enables users to monitor caloric balance and health condition.
S Health accessories can also help users calculate daily steps, monitor sleeping patterns, calculate weight and
get real-time heart monitoring. To further protect users’ wellbeing, Adapt Display provides an optimal viewing
experience customized for each type of application, and Adapt Sound offers an optimal level and type
of sound, personalized for each user.

The GALAXY S4 mini will be available in two colors, White Frost and Black Mist. Commercial availability of the GALAXY S4 mini supporting either 4G LTE, or 3G HSPA+ or 3G Dual SIM, will be determined by market.

Media quests and invited partners will be provided hands-on product experiences of GALAXY S4 mini at Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV, London, Thursday, June 20th.