Rumors of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini appear to be heating up lately. We had previously been hearing chatter about a release that would come soon after the availability of the regular sized GALAXY S 4. We have also seen a few in-the-wild style images of the handset, but key here for today — current rumors are suggesting that Samsung may unveil the GALAXY S 4 Mini some time this week.

The key point here, this is still firmly in the rumor category at the moment. In fact, we have yet to hear anything from Samsung just yet. At this time the details are coming by way of the folks at SamMobile and based off word of an unnamed tipster. Despite possibly seeing an announcement this week, the GALAXY S 4 Mini is not expected to arrive until something on May of June.

The GALAXY S 4 Mini will be available in white or black and will essentially be a smaller version of the regular sized GALAXY S 4 in terms of looks. The Mini is expected to debut with a 4.3-inch (960 x 540) Super AMOLED display while the GALAXY S 4 is sporting a 5-inch 1080p HD display. There is also expected to be two models of the GALAXY S 4 Mini — one with a single-SIM setup and one with a dual-SIM setup.

The remaining specs for the GALAXY S 4 Mini look to include a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, microSD card slot, front-facing camera, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. While we haven’t seen much in terms of potential GALAXY S 4 Mini pricing, just like it will be smaller in size as compared to the GALAXY S 4, the price should also be lower.

[via SamMobile]