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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini release date, specs and price in the UK

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini smartphone

Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini is nearly here so we've rounded up the Galaxy S4's mini release date, specs and price in the UK. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 review. Updated on 24/06/13.

In the same way as the Galaxy S3 and its mini version, the Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9190) will be a shrunken version of the Galaxy S4. The device was rumoured prior to the Galaxy S4 launch event but no mention was made by the firm on the day.

After months of speculation and rumours, Samsung has now made the Galaxy S4 mini official. So here's everything you need to know about the Galaxy S4's little brother.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini: Release date

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S4 mini will launch this summer in June or July following the 26 April release date of its bigger brother. This could be around the same time Apple announces its iPhone 6.

Clove has put the Galaxy S4 mini up for pre-order with an expected date of 'early July'.

We've received an invitation to a Samsung Galaxy and Ativ event which will take place on 20 June in central London. It's here that we will get our hands on the Galaxy S4 mini and try it out for size. We hope that an official release date will be given, too. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini hands-on review.

Update: Clove has announced that the Galaxy S4 mini will be released on 1 July.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S3 comparison review

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini: Specifications

You can see the photo of the Galaxy S4 mini above and specifications include a 4.3in SuperAMOLED qHD (540 x960) screen – that's 0.7in smaller than the Galaxy S4's display which has a Full HD resolution.

Other specifications include a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2 with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0. It's thought that the S4 mini will feature an 8Mp rear facing camera and a 2.1Mp front camera.

As with the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S3 mini, the Galaxy S4 mini looks like quite a downgrade from the flagship version even though it shares the same design. The qHD resolution (540 x 960) means a pixel density of 256ppi compared to 441ppi of the Galaxy S4.

It seems the leaked specifications for the Galaxy S4 mini were largely correct. See below for the full spec sheet from Samsung.

Network
LTE
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
3G
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Display
4.3”qHD (16:9 wide view) Super AMOLED
CPU
1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor
OS
Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Camera
Rear : 8Mp
Front: 1.9Mp
Camera Features
Sound & Shot, Night(Low Light Shot), Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face(include Live Beauty), HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports, Continuous Shot
Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark
Audio
Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X
Additional Features
Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document,
Play Games
Story Album, S Translator
Samsung Hub, ChatON , Samsung WatchON
S Travel (TripAdvisor), S Voice™,
S Health (Downloadable from Samsung Apps)
Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound
Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring, HomeSync, Smart Switch
Samsung KNOX
Google Mobile Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Messenger,
Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Local, Google Navigation, Voice Search, Chrome
Availability of Google Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music,
Play Magazine varies by region.
Connectivity
WiFi 5.0GHz a/b/g/n
GPS + GLONASS
Bluetooth v4.0 (LE), NFC (LTE version only)
IR LED (Remote Control)
Sensor
Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic
Memory
8GB Internal memory (User Memory approximately 5GB) + microSD (up to 64GB), 1.5GB RAM
User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may different by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
Dimension
124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm, 107g (3G Dual SIM version:108g)
Battery
1,900mAh

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini: Price

There is no official price for the Galaxy S4 mini yet and the information might not even get announced at the Samsung Galaxy event on 20 June. However, like the Galaxy S3 mini we can expect a mid-range price, something along the lines of £300 and above would make sense.

Handtec has a price for the Galaxy S4 mini of £389. It's a pre-order price so it's possible that it could change by the time the phone is released.

Clove has now matched this price by putting the Galaxy S4 mini up for pre-order at £390.

Beyond the Galaxy S4 mini, Samsung has confirmed it is making a smartwatch and rumour has it that the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 3 devices will be revealed in September at IFA.

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