We’ve known for some time that it was coming, with the leaks starting back in March and further confirmations since then, but Samsung has now finally made it official: the phone is being launched at a press event in London on June 20. We’ll be there to bring you the hands-on.
It’s interesting to see the different paths taken here by Samsung and Apple where phone sizing is concerned: the screen on Samsung’s mini phone is actually larger than the iPhone screen. So it may be ‘mini’ in Samsung’s eyes, but it’s not an especially small phone.
No pricing info is yet available, but the specs are, as expected, almost identical to its bigger brother: same processor, same super AMOLED screen technology (in a smaller size, of course), same connectivity (with exact mobile data specs varying by market). There are a couple of compromises in what will presumably be a significantly cheaper handset: the main camera is 8MP instead of 13MP, and while the S4 comes with either 16, 32 or 64GB of on-board memory, the S4 has just 8GB – though offers the same microSD card capacities of up to 64GB …
Dimensions are 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm (4.9 x 2.4 x 0.35 inches), and it weighs in at 107g (3.77 oz). It’s available in any colour you like so long as it’s black or white. Full specs below.
Finally, the detailed specs: