Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to be showcased at event on June 20


Compact version of the Galaxy S4, which has seen sales top 10 million just under a month since launch, to be unveiled to media and partners in London next month

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S4 Mini – a compact version of its bestselling smartphone, the Galaxy S4. It will be showcased at a launch event in London on June 20.

The Galaxy S4 Mini is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and runs the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. It also has a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOKED touchscreen with widescreen view.

It has an eight-megapixel rear camer and 1.9-megapixel HD front camera. Special features include ‘Sound&Shot’, which stores images and sounds together and ‘Panorama Shot’ allowing the user to take a full view of what they are seeing.

Another feature is ‘Story Album’, which automatically arranges photos in a smart format – pictures taken on the Galaxy S4 Mini are saved according to a user’s timeline, geo-tagging information or a specific event to create a photo album.

The device also includes ‘S Translator’ for instant translation using text or voice applications and ‘WatchON’, which enables the consumer to use the device as a remote control to control home entertainment systems including TV, set top box and DVD player.

The Galaxy S4 Mini will be available in black and white. There will be a 4G, 3G and 3G dual-SIM version. Details on which variants will be arranged in the UK and its shipping date will be announced in due course.

Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland VP of IT and mobile division Simon Stanford said: “Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini. This new handset is the ideal smartphone companion for anyone who wants a compact device packed with innovation.”