Samsung seems to have confirmed the GALAXY S 4 Mini. The handset has been revealed on the official Samsung website earlier this morning. Samsung quickly pulled the details back, but there were some screen captures grabbed before that happened. Basically, it looks like Samsung may have spoiled part of the surprise from the upcoming Premiere 2013 event they have scheduled for June 20.
The GALAXY S 4 Mini leak showed the handset in two models; the GT-I9195 and the SGH-I257. Neither are available at the moment and neither have gotten an official announcement just yet. What we have seen though is similar to what we saw with the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S III Mini. Basically, that is to say a handset with 'mini' branding that is a bit smaller in size and a bit stepped back in terms of specs.
As you can see from the images here in this post, the GALAXY S 4 Mini appears to have the styling of the full-sized GALAXY S 4. Similar to the full-sized model, the GALAXY S 4 Mini should be arriving in a few colors to include black and white. Otherwise, specs look to include a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display at 960 x 540 along with 2GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.6GHz processor.
Other specs look to include an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2100 mAh battery, 32GB of internal storage and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface on top. Aside form the step down in display size and resolution, the GALAXY S 4 Mini will also be stepping down in terms of the battery size, rear-facing camera and processor. On the positive side though, there will be a model with LTE support.
Alternatively, it looks like the GALAXY S 4 Mini will also launch in a 3G only model. The 3G only model is expected to have 1GB of RAM as opposed to the 2GB that will be found in the LTE model. All said and done, nothing all that surprising here. As mentioned earlier, we do believe Samsung will make an announcement on June 20 so after that, it is just a matter of seeing which markets the GALAXY S 4 Mini will be coming to and what the actual availability dates will be.