Samsung Galaxy S4 mini confirmed on Samsung's own website

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini confirmed on Samsung's own websiteLook, there wasn't really any doubt remaining anyway: Samsung is getting set to release a Galaxy S4 mini.

But it's a slow news day, so if you're obsessive about these things we have additional confirmation of the much-talked about handset's existence.

It's just popped up on Samsung's own site – briefly anyway – confirming the model name GT-I9195 but very little else in its first on-the-record appearance on the world wide web.

Its presence there at all appears to have been a mistake, as Samsung quickly pulled the Galaxy S4 mini from the global list of Galaxy devices listed by the Samsung Apps sub-site (but not before it was screen-grabbed by TGspot).

But it was there for a little while, before someone spotted the mistake and reduced the list of Android-toting Samsung Galaxy devices by one, bringing it down to a more sensible 38. That was sarcasm, in case you were wondering.

We're still no closer to knowing exactly when the Galaxy S4 mini will launch – mid-July remains the best educated guess – or what the exact spec will be.

But based on previous leaks and form from its predecessors, the S4 mini is likely to come with a 4.3in display, a dual-core 1.6GHz processor and an 8MP camera.

None of which are specs shared by the full-blown Galaxy S4, you'll notice. But you can hardly blame Samsung for indulging in a bit of limelight-borrowing to boost the S4 mini's appeal: the Galaxy S4 has already blown past 10 million units shipped in a record-breaking first month on sale.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 27, 2013 at 13:04

So, why not buy an SGS2 for half that?


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