By Stephen Schenck | May 27, 2013 11:00 AM
If we’re to believe the rumors, a number of new smartphones in the Galaxy S 4 family could be just about to be announced; it’s looked like Samsung could be planning to reveal the S4 Active, Zoom, and Mini right around the end of the month. While we’ve seen varying degrees of evidence for each of these models, nothing beats confirmation from Samsung itself, and with just a few days left in May it looks like Samsung got a little ahead of itself, confirming the Mini’s existence in its online app catalog.
You won’t see it currently, but a little bit earlier Samsung was displaying the Galaxy S 4 Mini GT-I9195 on the British version of its Samsung Apps catalog. While somebody clearly jumped the gun a little bit, this does seem to suggest that Samsung is very nearly ready to go official with the handset, getting all its ducks in a row.
Rumored specs for the GS4 Mini aren’t off-the-charts, with the 4.3-inch display likely to have a qHD resolution and the SoC probably ending up as a dual-core component. Still, an Exynos 5 Dual could make for a very nice phone, if that’s the direction Samsung ends up going, so we’re anxious to see the Mini’s specs finally confirmed.
Update: the User Agent Profile for model GT-I9195 seems to confirm a qHD display.