By Stephen Schenck | March 25, 2013 12:34 PM
Late last week, we got a good look at what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini, cousin to the GS4 with a 4.3-inch qHD display. We only had a few specs at the time, including the mention of a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, though no word on precisely which chip would be featured. While we still don’t have any sort of official word, there’s one new theory that the GS4 Mini could introduce a new member of the Exynos 5 family.
Earlier this month, evidence showed up for the existence of an Exynos 5210 chip. The dual-core chip on the Nexus 10 is the 5250, and the Exynos 5 Octa is the 5410. We’re quite in the dark as to the actual configuration of the 5210, which could be a regular dual-core design, or maybe even a set of two dual cores, mirroring the Exynos 5 Octa. We haven’t seen any hard evidence connecting the 5210 to the GS4 Mini, but have heard rumors suggesting the phone could employ the chip.
Separately, it looks like there will be four hardware variants of the GS4 Mini, revealed by their model numbers. In addition to the base HSPA+ version, look for a dual SIM version, LTE version, and one for operation in China.