After it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini release date might be at Samsung Permiere event held in London on June 20th, today we get to look at some interesting details of the aforementioned handset. It’s true, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini design and specifications already leaked on the web, but how about the processor underpinning the smartphone?
Sources say that the LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will be codenamed Serrano and that the terminal will be underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with 1.7 GHz cores and Adreno 305 GPU.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will also sport 1.5 GB of RAM, a primary 8 megapixel camera mounted on the back (most likely with support for full HD video recording) and a front-facing 2.1 megapixel camera for HD video calls. The screen panel will reportedly have a size of 4.3-inches and it will make use of Super AMOLED technology paired with qHD resolution. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and it will come with some of the software features of its bigger brother, the Galaxy S4.
The details regarding the processor and the display of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini were confirmed by some AnTuTu benchmark logs, as you can see in the screenshot below. It’s worth mentioning thought that Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 is powered by the same Snapdragon 400 process, which makes us wonder what’s happening with the company’s proprietary Exynos units.
Maybe the rumors saying that the South Korean company has some production problems with the Exynos chipset? Or maybe they chose the Qualcomm solution is just cheaper and more LTE friendly.
Will the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini be capable of boosting Samsung’s sales and make the company increase their smartphone market share? Will you purchase the Galaxy S4 Mini? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.