Mobile Tech, Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, now official!

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Not to be outdone by the recent announcement of the HTC One Google Edition, Samsung announced yesterday the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, a powerful yet compact version of the company’s latest flagship. For Android fans out there, this is just good news as the market gets more and more saturated with devices that are surely bang for the money.

For the complete press release, see below.

Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4 mini : A Powerful, Compact Smartphone
May 30, 2013
Strong performance and exceptional user experience
in a sleek, highly portable device is designed to meet a variety of customers’ taste
 
SEOUL, Korea 17:00KST – May 30, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in mobile technology and digital solutions, today announced Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, a powerful yet compact version of Samsung’s bestselling smartphone, GALAXY S4. The GALAXY S4 mini delivers the superior performance, intuitive ease-of-use and sleek design of the GALAXY S4 in a highly portable, chic and compact design, making it an ideal companion for everyday life.
 
“We appreciate such unprecedented demands for the GALAXY S4 that we aimed to provide users with life companion for a fuller, richer and simpler life. And now, we want to give people more choices with GALAXY S4 mini, similar look & feel of GALAXY S4 for more compact and practical usages ,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communication Division at Samsung Electronics. “The new GALAXY S4 mini provides consumers with a new way to enjoy the flagship GALAXY S4 experience.”
 
With a 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display, 107g light weight and compact design, the GALAXY S4 mini is easy to carry and operate with one hand. Though compact, the GALAXY S4 mini also boasts powerful performance, equipped with a 1.7GHz dual core processor that allows users to quickly and easily perform data intensive tasks.
 
The GALAXY S4 mini supports many intuitive features and services provided by the GALAXY S4, designed enhance every facet of life.

> Capture Important Moments

The GALAXY S4 mini allows users to capture important moments with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel HD front-facing camera. Special features such as Sound&Shot, which uniquely stores sound and voice together as pictures are taken, and Panorama Shot, which allows users to photograph the full view of their surroundings, ensure no memory is lost. Receive travel assistance and information service through the preloaded S Travel application, which can also recommend future trips and provide a guide along the way. Users can also automatically arrange photos in a smart format with the Story Album function. Photos taken by GALAXY S4 mini are automatically gathered and saved according to the user’s timeline, geo-tagging information, or a specific event to create a photo album.

> Share and Connect

Samsung GALAXY S4 mini allows users to share and build true connections. Users can simultaneously listen to the same music and play the games together with friends using Group Play feature, and chat with multiple friends and add animations, voice and video recordings to messages using ChatON.

> Make Life Simple and Easy

The GALAXYS4 mini makes international travel easy with S Translator, which provides instant text or voice translation at email, text message or ChatON. Samsung Hub provides a single entry for Samsung contents and services, making it incredibly easy and convenient to use. Users can browse through a variety of content across services including music, video, books, games and learning content as well as purchase and manage contents easily, from a single Samsung Account. Samsung Hub features an intergraded search when users browse a keyword, the results will show related content from all of the services at once.Users can also control their TVs through WatchON’s IR remote which transforms the GALAXY S4 mini into a remote to control the user’s TVs, set-top box, and DVD player. Through WatchON, The GALAXY S4 mini also offers a broad selection of entertainment content including live TV, cable TV and video on demand based on the rich information provided EPG (Electronic Program Guide). Samsung Link* also enables users to share content across multiple Samsung digital devices.
*available in select countries

> Take Care of Health and Well-being

The GALAXY S4 mini empowers users by keeping them up-to-date with personal health and well-being details. Downloadable from Samsung Apps, S Health enables users to monitor caloric balance and health condition. S Health accessories can also help users calculate daily steps, monitor sleeping patterns, calculate weight and get real-time heart monitoring. To further protect users’ wellbeing, Adapt Display provides an optimal viewing experience customized for each type of application, and Adapt Sound offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized for each user.
 
The GALAXY S4 mini will be available in two colors, White Frost and Black Mist. Commercial availability of the GALAXY S4 mini supporting either 4G LTE, or 3G HSPA+ or 3G Dual SIM, will be determined by market.   
 
Media quests and invited partners will be provided hands-on product experiences of GALAXY S4 mini at Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV, London, Thursday, June 20th.

For full phone specifications, see the table below:

Network

LTE 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz3G (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 MHz3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

Display

4.3”qHD (16:9 wide view) Super AMOLED

AP

1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor 

OS

Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Camera

Rear : 8 megapixelFront: 1.9 megapixel

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

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/nGPS + 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 differ 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
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, Google Maps, and Google Navigation are trademarks of Google Inc.
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