Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini officially revealed, but not much like its namesake

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samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-.jpgFollowing a string of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has officially been revealed, with Samsung dishing the dirt on their latest handset’s specs and features.

However, despite sharing similar looks, those looking for the top-notch performance of the original Galaxy S4 crammed into a smaller handset will be disappointed by the less powerful offering the S4 Mini has turned out to be.

A 4.3-inch handset running at a 960×540 pixel resolution, it’s a considerably less impressive screen than that found in the 5-inch Full HD standard S4. That said, the smaller screen size allows for a sharp 256ppi, so its not all bad.

The processor takes a hit too, dropping to just a dual-core 1.GHz processor rather than the quad-and Octa-core offerings housed within the various Galaxy S4 builds. Camera specs drop from a 13MP sensor to an 8MP, while just 8GB of storage is built in (only 5GB of which is useable after the OS has had its fill). microSD storage is supported. Both 3G and 4G connectivity will be supported.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is onboard (Google’s latest), alongside plenty of Samsung-specific software features such as their translation tools and Shot and Sound picture messaging.

No pricing or release date officially given by Samsung yet, though Phones 4U have announced they will range the handset.

Gerald Lynch