Samsung may have needed a full six months to come up with the Mini version of the Galaxy S3 last year but the 2013 flagship is rumored to have its little brother launched only a few weeks later. The Galaxy S4 Mini, which allegedly leaked out to the media a while ago, could be unveiled this week and begin selling by late May.
That’s according to SamMobile’s anonymous tipsters, which are usually spot-on with such “predictions”. Naturally, some degree of caution is still needed in handling this rumor, but we’d be really surprised if Samsung won’t have something to announce by the end of this week.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini should be a GS4 copycat with a 4.3-inch qHD panel, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and optional dual-SIM. There’s a little bit of controversy regarding the phone’s processor, but chances are the single-SIM version will be packing a quad-core Exynos unit and the dual-SIM will have a dual-core Snapdragon beneath its hood.
No words on pricing just yet, while the late May ETA could be pushed back to early June depending on popular demand. We expect the “supersized” GS4 to be a global device by then, with the first few markets set to get it on or around May 1.