Verizon getting ready for the Galaxy S 4 Mini?

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Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 Mini, announced late last month, may not pack the raw power of its larger sibling, but for users sick of how big smartphones have been getting, it could be a decent compromise between size and performance. Since then, we picked up some early hints about how the phone might be priced, but we were still wanting for additional launch details. Now there’s a theory going around this afternoon that the GS4 Mini could be looking to make a home at Verizon in the States.

The evidence for that idea is a little light, but hear us out. The Bluetooth SIG has a new listing up for a Samsung model SCH-I435. That prefix designates a Verizon smartphone (the carrier’s GS4 is the SCH-I545), so that bit checks out, but how is this the GS4 Mini, in particular?

That’s where this starts to fall apart a little. At the moment, there really isn’t anything tying SCH-I435 to the model – this is mostly just a guess based on what new Samsung model Verizon might be interested in. We’ll admit that it’s sensible enough, but we’d like to see something a little more solid.

For what it’s worth, we’ve been unable to find much about that model number anywhere – Samsung doesn’t appear to have released the phone’s UAProf yet, so we can’t even check if the qHD resolution matches up. There’s also the possibility that this could be a new Stratosphere model. That idea’s based largely on the numbering (previous Stratospheres were in the SCH-I4X5 range), but there’s nothing else to back that up. For now, this one’s still a big mystery.

Source: Bluetooth SIG
Via: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck
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!