Samsung announces US Galaxy S 4 mini availability

We are on a pint-sized smartphone kick this morning; we just heard about a possible global launch for Sony’s Xperia Z1S, and now we’re looking at a fun-sized handset from Samsung, with the company confirming plans to bring the Galaxy S 4 mini to the US next month.

This shouldn’t come as any real shock, as we’ve recently seen some new GS4 mini leaks addressing such a US launch, with a render of the phone in AT&T livery surfacing, and rumors talking about Sprint also getting its own hands on the phone. Those were only the latest wave of such leaks to arrive, and back in August we saw the handset for Verizon.

Today’s announcement confirms not only those three carriers, but plans to make the GS4 mini available at US Cellular, as well.

Like we just mentioned, the GS4 mini will soon be getting compatibility with Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch – this announcement specifies that such an update should arrive “soon after launch.”

There’s no word of subsidized pricing, but we can’t imagine it would be any higher than $100 on-contract. Expect specific launch dates to emerge as we start getting into November.

Source: Samsung

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