Did the Galaxy S 4 Mini Just Get Confirmed?

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Some pretty convincing photographs showed up last week, apparently showing off the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini. We had already heard rumors that it might go up for sale around the same time as the GS4 proper, but it failed to show at the GS4 launch event. That’s left us wondering what Samsung’s plans might be for the phone, but a new Samsung piece in Bloomberg Businessweek sure has us thinking that plans are still a go for the Android.

Mentioned quite casually near the end of a much longer piece on Samsung’s rise to become a global smartphone leader, we’re told, “[the Galaxy S 4 is] fast, has a big, bright screen, and will probably be another huge hit for Samsung, as will the S 4 mini that will go on sale soon after.”

In a respected journal like this, facts don’t get thrown around without being attributable, so we have to assume that Bloomberg Businessweek has these GS4 Mini plans on good authority from Samsung itself. Rumors we’ve heard about a launch anywhere from May to July seem to generally fit with this same schedule reported here.

Of course, this still leaves open some questions about the phone’s hardware, but there will be time to learn more about that in the coming weeks.

Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Via: SamMobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!