Details of two forthcoming Samsung Galaxy smartphones have emerged online, revealing some interesting gen ahead of their official unveilings.
Benchmark scorecards posted on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, confirm numerous specs that are on board the much-rumoured Galaxy S4 Mini and the freshly uncovered Galaxy J Active.
The Galaxy S4 Mini (model Samsung-SGH-I9190), which is essentially a smaller edition of Samsung's latest flagship phone, packs a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with an Adreno 305 GPU, a display of unspecified size with a 960 x 540 resolution and the usual connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11n.
Although there’s no information on the camera, if rumours can be trusted the S4 Mini is expected to feature an eight-megapixel rear-mounted camera, along with the new and improved camera app that debuted on the standard-size S4.
The J Active (model Samsung-SGH-I537), on the other hand, packs a 1080p HD display (size unspecified) and a 1.9GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor.
The Active is widely said to be a sporty, ruggedised kit offering all the features you expect from a modern smartphone, but with superior protection against shocks, knocks and drops and possibly water and dust resistance too.
It’s still unknown exactly when the handsets can be expected to hit store shelves, but word on the street is that both the S4 Mini and the J Active could tip up sometime in July.
So stay tuned as we reveal more on the handsets in the weeks ahead.