The much-rumoured slimmed-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will take a bow any day now, offering an alternative to the full-fat model that’s due to hit retail on April 26th.
According to sources cited by SamMobile, the decision to officially lift the lid on the phone this week follows the emergence of leaked images of the handset on the internet.
The phone will go on sale around the end of May or early June, the site claims, allowing a substantial lead-in time ahead of the expected arrival of a low-cost iPhone in September.
Earlier reports suggest that the S4 Mini retains the ground-breaking /gimmicky [delete as you feel is applicable] software features of its bigger brother, such as the touch-free ‘floating UI’ and advanced eye-motion tracking tech, but will swap the S4’s lavish five-inch AMOLED HD screen for an altogether more modest 4.3-inch qHD display.
The handset’s other spec sheet standouts take in an eight-megapixel camera, Android 4.2.2 (AKA Jelly Bean) out of the box and a quad-core processor.
A dual SIM edition of the S4 Mini is also expected to be released, seemingly to take advantage of the phone’s less trumpeted ability to keep users’ work and personal lives separate by setting up different profiles.
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