Galaxy S4 Mini Specs Leaked; May Feature Exynos 5210 Processor [LEAKS]

By Binu Paul , Updated Mar 25, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
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Hold on, Samsung is not just done yet with its Galaxy S4. Following the tradition it began last November with the introduction of Galaxy S3 Mini, the South Korean tech giant is rumored to be releasing a 'mini' version of the new Galaxy S4 this year as well.

The reliable Samsung rumor source Sam Mobile was tipped of to a set of leaked Galaxy S4 mini images apparently by one of its Twitter followers, Ermek Kubanychbekov. According to the site, the smartphone will feature a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display with 256ppi. The Galaxy Mini would sport a 1.6GHz dual-core processor and is likely to run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean along with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0. The device is expected to launch sometime in June or July.

This particular report was followed by another speculating that Samsung is in the process of developing a new SoC named the Exynos 5210 that could power the upcoming Galaxy S4 mini. "Details are unknown but it's thought to feature ARM's big.LITTLE technology in a Quad-Core structure, equipped with Dual Cortex-A15 Cores and Dual Cortex-A7 cores. The Exynos 5210 could also be just a Dual-Core Cortex-A15 SoC," the report states. It further notes that as Galaxy S4 features ARM's big.LITTLE technology in an Octa-Core configuration, the S4 Mini could feature ARM's big.LITTLE technology in a Quad-Core structure. The smartphone is also thought to come in two variants - a dual-core variant (GT-I9192) with a dual-core processor and an HSPA+ variant (GT-I9190) with a quad-core processor.

Meanwhile, an earlier report by GSMArena suggested that the device will have four different versions. The report stated that a Twitter found the I9190 model number on Samsung's support page, along with three other I919X devices. "One is the I9192, the dual-SIM version that was promised by the initial leak. The other point to an LTE version, the I9195, and a China version, the I9198. This is judging by the final digit of the model number, Samsung's naming scheme is fairly consistent here (though there are exceptions)," the report said.

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