The FCC recently let slip that the Galaxy S4 mini was headed to Verizon Wireless in the US and now, Samsung has confirmed the news as well as announced that other carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will also offer the smartphone.
The Galaxy S4 mini has already gone on sale across the globe. It was recently given a price cut in India and rumor has it that Samsung is planning a La Fleur version of the smartphone too which will arrive in time for Christmas. There was also word on a variant having dual-mode LTE support (TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE compliant), but we haven’t heard anything about it in a few months.
The smartphone is powered by Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and an update to version 4.3 is reportedly in the works. The S4 mini features the same design as its 5-inch sibling and most of the latter’s software attributes are present as well. They include WatchON, Easy Mode, S Beam and more. The Galaxy Gear will also be supported.
Coming to the specifications, the device employs a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen and is powered by a dual core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor. There’s also 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of storage, a microSDXC card slot, an 8MP camera and a 1900mAh battery.
The Galaxy S4 mini will arrive in black mist and white frost color options. While no price or release date has been provided as yet, Samsung notes that these details will be announced by each carrier separately. Additionally, the S-View Flip Cover will also go on sale next month in a variety of shades such as black, white, light blue and pink.