By Stephen Schenck | June 4, 2013 4:26 PM
While we’re looking forward to Samsung’s June 20 London event to get a hands-on with the company’s latest smartphones, one managed to go official a little early, and last week we saw the manufacturer confirm the Galaxy S 4 Mini. In typical fashion, that didn’t include sharing details on just how the handset would be priced. As we wait for official word on pricing for various markets, we’re getting some early word in a few of them that just might help us get our head around what we’ll have to shell out for this new Galaxy.
First up, there’s a report out of the Ukraine that the GS4 Mini will sell for what works out to around $610. We realize that it’s unfair to look at that outside the context of the Ukranian smartphone market, so let’s put it in perspective: the GS4 itself goes for more like $860 there. If we scale those prices down in light of what the GS4 costs in the States (about 25% less), we might expect to see the GS4 Mini sell for something closer to $460.
We also get a UK price for the Mini, coming out to the equivalent of around $500 (pre-tax). This time, we don’t really have to compensate for the market, which is good since the figure already nicely aligns with our adjusted Ukrainian number.
So, hardly set in stone, but expect the 8GB GS4 Mini to sell in the mid-high $400s, maybe low $500s.