Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini vs. Galaxy S4

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On Thursday, Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone which is poised to go on sale in the United States and the United Kingdom. The phone is essentially the smaller version of the popular Galaxy S4 but still different in various ways.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini vs. Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Specifications

This phone will come in 4G, 3G, and 3G dual-SIM phones. The details regarding carrier, price, and price information are not yet known. However here are some details on the specs: The new phone has an 8-megapixel camera (the GS4 has a 13-megapixel camera), dual-core CPU, and 1,900 mAh battery. Like the GS4, the mini version features Android 4.2.2 operating system, 4G LTE, and NFC.  It doesn’t have 1080p HD Video like the GS4 or a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The GS4 Mini also has a front-facing 1.9 megapixels and 1.7 GHz dual-core processor. It only comes in 8GB with 1.5 GB of RAM whereas the larger version features 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB with 2GB of RAM.

Both phones are available in either black or white.

In a post for CNET, Stephen Shankland added, “The Korean electronics giant has been steadily pushing smartphone sizes larger, but not everyone is ready for a the 5-inch screen of a Galaxy S4. And the new model will ensure Samsung a place in the market for more cost-conscious buyers, though the company hasn’t yet said how much the device will cost or when it will go on sale.”

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini should prove to be a boon for Galaxy fans who are looking for a budget phone. Samsung isn’t the only phone maker who’s making smaller (and cheaper) versions of their most popular phones—there are rumors that Apple has plans to release the iPhone Mini sometime this year.

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