By Anton D. Nagy | January 31, 2014 8:42 AM
What happens when you take the hyperglazed Galaxy S 4, and S4 Mini, and cross it with the recent design language of the Galaxy Note III? You get a Galaxy S 4 (and S4 Mini) with a faux leather back, stitched, to blend in with the most recent products from Samsung, either phablets, or the CES tablet line-up. Make it black both on the front and on the back, and you get the Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S 4 and S4 Mini.
If you’re in Russia, you’ll be able to grab any of these two phones starting next month. As far as the specs are concerned, they’re your usual S 4 and S4 Mini specs, though the S 4 is the GT-I9505 variant, Qualcomm processor. That means the Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.9 GHz, five-inch Full HD screen, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 13MP main shooter, and the usual suspects, with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating it.
The Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition packs the same Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 4.3-inch qHD screen, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, eight-megapixel camera, and 1,900 mAh battery, with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on top.
Update: Price-wise, the S4 Black Edition will cost around the equivalent of $660, and the S 4 Mini Black Edition at $460. There’s no word on global availability for the moment.