The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been confirmed by the team at Samsung.

As expected the Galaxy S4 Mini keeps close to the S4 but with a small display and mid-range hardware options.

According to Samsung the S4 Mini features a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and a 1.7GHz processor that supports 1.5GB of RAM. Samsung executives have not revealed which mobile processor is being used in the S4 Mini.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The S4 Mini also comes equipped with 8GB of storage for which 5GB is available for free use. Buyers needing more space can expand their hard drive holdings via the included microSD card slot.

Also housed within the Galaxy S4 Mini is a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.9MP option.

Connectivity on the device includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and an infrared LED that can come in handy for controlling your television set and other infrared devices.

The S4 Mini will offer an LTE connectivity option while the entry-level version of the device will feature quad-band HSPA+ connectivity.

Along with Google Android 4.2.2. the Galaxy S4 Mini will also feature a slew of Samsung software options that includes Group Play, S Translator, Samsung Hub, ChatON, and S Voice. As you may recall from Samsung’s Broadway inspired release party, it is the devices software features that really stand out on the new smartphone.

With its smaller display and smaller overall size the Galaxy S4 Mini also pushes the battery size down from 2,600mAh to 1,900mAh.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Backside

Samsung says the new smartphone will be available in both White Frost and Black Mist casings. The company has not announced pricing or the release date for the smartphone.

More information is expected to be made available during an event in London in June.

Are you going to be purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini when it finally makes its way onto the open market?

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