Samsung has announced in a press release today that it will be bringing its mid-range Galaxy S4 mini to the United States in November.
The Galaxy S4 mini is a mid-range smartphone that aims to offer a Galaxy S4 like experience in compact dimensions. The S4 mini is not really a scaled down version of the Galaxy S4, and instead sports much inferior specs including a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1.5gigs of RAM, 5GB of internal storage and a 1900mAh battery. To keep the dimensions of the handset under check, the S4 mini sports a 4.3-inch qHD (540*960) resolution screen.
“Samsung continues to provide a wide range of products to fit consumers’ needs,” said Gregory Lee, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S 4 mini continues that commitment by bringing the paramount features of our flagship Galaxy S 4 smartphone to a smaller, more compact form factor.”
To make the Galaxy S4 mini worthy of the ‘Galaxy S4′ branding, Samsung has thrown in a few gimmicky features that we have seen on the Galaxy S4. This includes an Easy Mode, S-Beam, Group Play, KNOX, S Health and S Travel. Sadly, the press release from Samsung does not provide any other useful information including an exact release date, pricing or a list of carriers that would be selling the handset. More information should be available once we are nearing the release of the handset in the United States.
Samsung will also be rolling out a software update for the S4 mini soon after its release to add support for the recently released Galaxy Gear.