My good friend Lars from the German website All About Samsung has quite a scoop on his hands. One of his sources has somehow managed to score a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, and of course the first he did was install AnTuTu to get a profile of the device’s internals.
We all know the device isn’t going to have the same high end specifications as its bigger brother, but it’s actually not as bad as I was expecting. The GS4 mini will have the same Snapdragon 400 that’s in the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and HTC’s First, it’ll have 1.5 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera, a 2.1 megapixel (1080p) front facing camera, and of course it’s going to run Android 4.2.2.
How does the Snapdragon 400 compare to today’s modern smartphones? As I said earlier, there’s only one phone that’s currently out on the market that I can think of that uses the same chip: HTC’s First. According to Engadget’s review of the device, the First is “just as good — if not better — than Sammy’s 2012 flagship [GS3] in most of the benchmarks we ran.”
When will the GS4 mini be announced? According to The Wall Street Journal, it’ll be one of the devices that Samsung will unveil at their London event on June 20th. So just three weeks to go.