A new smartphone has been quietly launched by Samsung in the form of the Galaxy S4 mini plus. For those aware about the S4 mini, this is nothing but a new variant of the device that runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 400 model of the original.
Everything else on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus is practically the same. It should be noted that this device has started popping up in the European markets right now, and is also being marketed as the Galaxy S4 mini Value Edition in some territories.
According to GSM Arena, its price seems to range between €190 and €239 depending on the markets. Owing to its Snapdragon 410 chipset, this Samsung offering becomes the beneficiary of a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad core Cortex-A53 processor and an Adreno 306 GPU.
Specs that don’t change from the original S4 mini include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display and 1.5GB of RAM. What’s disappointing is that this smartphone runs the Android 4.4 KitKat OS, and doesn’t even promise a Lollipop upgrade in the future.
A quick look at the key specs of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus:
– Display: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED, 540 x 960 pixels
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Memory: 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage (64GB expandability)
– CPU: 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410
– GPU: Adreno 306
– Cameras: 8MP rear, 1.9MP front
– Battery: 1900mAh
It carries on its back an 8MP snapper, while its front is occupied by a 1.9MP selfie camera. Samsung has pushed inside it a 1900mAh removable battery that keeps in going in between charging intervals.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus can be found listed on the South Korean giant’s websites for a number of European countries. There’s no word on whether it will be crossing over to other continents or not.