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Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Watch to Debut Alongside Galaxy S4

By - Source: SamMobile | B 17 comments

S3 successor set for March unveil.

Samsung is purportedly planning to debut the Galaxy S4 Mini and a Galaxy Watch alongside the Galaxy S4 smartphone itself.

According to SamMobile, the company may take the same approach as it did with the Galaxy S3 Mini. It's performed well in Europe, while a U.S. release has never been Samsung's plan. Either way, Apple dropped its Galaxy S3 Mini patent claim in the U.S. providing Samsung doesn't actively sell the product within the country.

The Galaxy S IV Mini is likely to feature less powerful technical specifications, as well as the omission of key features such as wireless charging. Consequently, though, it'll naturally retail for a lower price.

The South Korean technology giant is also said to be working on a device that will be compatible with an arm band, bike mount and pouch. The product is expected to be a Galaxy Watch that competes with Apple’s rumored iWatch, while Google is 'actively monitoring' the market for the product.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 is reportedly set for a March 15 debut at Samsung's Mobile Unpacked event, with the Galaxy S3 being announced back in 2012 during a previous Unpacked event.

 

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    davewolfgang , February 13, 2013 6:39 PM
    But didn't iCrapple already patent ALL watches????????

    Ya know - because they NEVER existed before "that company" announced theirs??
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    Non-Euclidean , February 13, 2013 6:35 PM
    Dick Tracy is waiting...
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    davewolfgang , February 13, 2013 6:39 PM
    But didn't iCrapple already patent ALL watches????????

    Ya know - because they NEVER existed before "that company" announced theirs??
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    pbrigido , February 13, 2013 6:59 PM
    I would love to have a smartwatch instead of a smartphone. Make it just as functional so I don't have a brick in my pocket all day.
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    guerrero , February 13, 2013 7:02 PM
    I hate big phones, I would choose an iPhone 5 over a huge Galaxy S3. I am thankful for S4 mini :D 
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    redeemer , February 13, 2013 7:12 PM
    Hope they get rid of the "Hyper Glaze" crap!
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    samwelaye , February 13, 2013 7:16 PM
    I really hope the gs4 and the gs4mini are much closer in specs than gs3/s3mini were. I'd like a good high-end ~4" phone.
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    youssef 2010 , February 13, 2013 7:35 PM
    redeemerHope they get rid of the "Hyper Glaze" crap!


    me to, the grippy backside of the Galaxy Note was very nice and didn't show fingerprints
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    Anonymous , February 13, 2013 8:18 PM
    Waiting on word of the Galaxy Note 3 with a 6.3 inch 1080p screen. Bigger is better.
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    308med , February 13, 2013 8:48 PM
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    Consequently, though, it'll naturally retail for a lower price.


    C'mon, man. I know this is a tech site and not the NYT, but you're still a paid journalist.
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    downhill911 , February 13, 2013 10:45 PM
    Samsung just wants to piss off apple. They probably do not even care if they sell or not.
    Nice troll Samsung!
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    blazorthon , February 13, 2013 11:29 PM
    soldier2013Waiting on word of the Galaxy Note 3 with a 6.3 inch 1080p screen. Bigger is better.


    Around 5" is the limit for a phone IMO. There comes a time when it's starting to not be convenient for a phone and you might as well get a tablet.
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    tobalaz , February 13, 2013 11:41 PM
    DEAR GOD SAMSUNG RELEASE 'EM SOON!!!!
    *throws money at screen*
    I was due for upgrade in December and I'm holding out to see if I want to go S4 or LG Optimus G!
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    halcyon , February 14, 2013 1:15 AM
    I've gotten quite used to my Note 2...it doesn't seem big at all...just normal.
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    IQ11110002 , February 14, 2013 3:56 AM
    halcyonI've gotten quite used to my Note 2...it doesn't seem big at all...just normal.

    Me too! Can't see myself going backwards from now on, Size is ideal and not sure what the negative fuss is about it fits in all my clothes pockets no problem so far.
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    amdwilliam1985 , February 14, 2013 1:42 PM
    blazorthonAround 5" is the limit for a phone IMO. There comes a time when it's starting to not be convenient for a phone and you might as well get a tablet.


    A tablet can't install whatsapp, a tablet can't make phone call without wifi.
    If I can install whatsapp and receive phone calls without wifi, you'll see me hugging my Nexus 7 ALL THE TIME and I'll give away my SGS3 instantly.
    YES, it fits into my pocket(I got a normal pocket) and YES I will put it up next to my face and YES I can stand next to your puny phones. lol, I have to type this in everyone of my of Nexus 7 as a phone reply.
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    amdwilliam1985 , February 14, 2013 1:46 PM
    amdwilliam1985A tablet can't install whatsapp, a tablet can't make phone call without wifi.If I can install whatsapp and receive phone calls without wifi, you'll see me hugging my Nexus 7 ALL THE TIME and I'll give away my SGS3 instantly.YES, it fits into my pocket(I got a normal pocket) and YES I will put it up next to my face and YES I can stand next to your puny phones. lol, I have to type this in everyone of my of Nexus 7 as a phone reply.


    Maybe if I call my Nexus 7 a "Mobile Device" that happens to make phone calls, that will put those cellphone zealots to peace. lol, it is like god(and/or Lord Steve J) put a condemn on the big phones. "Thou should not have big size phones!" Honestly speaking, I find myself texting 99% of the time. The only time I do phone calls now is with my parents who doesn't know how to text. So the bigger the screen, the better it is. I can easily fit my Nexus 7 into my pocket and still enjoy movies and games on the go.
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    blazorthon , February 14, 2013 8:57 PM
    amdwilliam1985A tablet can't install whatsapp, a tablet can't make phone call without wifi.If I can install whatsapp and receive phone calls without wifi, you'll see me hugging my Nexus 7 ALL THE TIME and I'll give away my SGS3 instantly.YES, it fits into my pocket(I got a normal pocket) and YES I will put it up next to my face and YES I can stand next to your puny phones. lol, I have to type this in everyone of my of Nexus 7 as a phone reply.


    amdwilliam1985Maybe if I call my Nexus 7 a "Mobile Device" that happens to make phone calls, that will put those cellphone zealots to peace. lol, it is like god(and/or Lord Steve J) put a condemn on the big phones. "Thou should not have big size phones!" Honestly speaking, I find myself texting 99% of the time. The only time I do phone calls now is with my parents who doesn't know how to text. So the bigger the screen, the better it is. I can easily fit my Nexus 7 into my pocket and still enjoy movies and games on the go.



    My problem isn't fitting it into my pockets or such (I have a Nexus 7 too and it fits in my pockets). However, I find it uncomfortable to hold it up to me ear as if it was a phone simply because it's too large for that. around 5" is the most that I'd go for a phone. If I want larger, then like I said, I'll get a tablet.

    I find myself making calls about as often as I text, maybe more often. I usually to family and friends, but if I'm trying to contact or be contacts in real time professionally, it's usually on the phone.