The soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is less of a puzzle with each passing day. The latest word around the street is the 4.3-incher will be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1.5 GB of RAM.
Unless you’ve been living under a (very remote) rock for the past few months, you’ve probably already heard a thing or two about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Heck, the thing has been essentially confirmed by Sammy already, although until it gets a formal unveiling there are very few guarantees.
Luckily, the formal unveiling is almost certainly going to happen in three weeks’ time, with the S4 Mini tipped as one of the stars of Samsung’s London “Premiere” event on June 20th. The Wall Street Journal says so and basic common sense likewise.
But three weeks is a very long time to wait for most of you Android fanatics out there. Which is why, between now and then, I predict a genuine rumor avalanche to come down on us. We’ll see pics and snapshots, maybe even some videos, plus specs and features galore.
And it all starts today, with German website All About Samsung “revealing” most of the phone’s internals. The online publication’s screenshots of an S4 Mini AnTuTu benchmark sure look legit, but like I said there are no guarantees yet.
Assuming ze Germans have the right intel, the Mini version of the S4 will not be as modest as some might have expected, packing a more than decent dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz.
The Snapdragon 400 is a relatively new CPU, so we’re not quite sure how it performs in real-life, but a dual-core 1.4 GHz version of it is inside the HTC First and that thing’s speed tests look fairly nice so far (too bad it has other massive flaws).
S4 Mini’s SoC will most certainly be paired with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1.5 GB of RAM, so all in all chances are the new handheld will be about as zippy if not more competitive than Samsung’s 2012 flagship, the Galaxy S3. Nice!
Other rumored features of this fellow currently include an 8 MP rear-facing snapper, 2.1 MP front cam, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and 4.3-inch 960 x 540 pixels resolution screen. Yeah, I know, it would be so cool if the display would be at least 720p, but you can’t have it all and hope for a reasonable price, right?