The Galaxy S4 has barely been out for a month but rumors of a smaller, cuter version have been doing the rounds since before it was even in stores. Today, Samsung finally put us out of our misery and confirmed that the Galaxy S4 mini is indeed a real phone and it's coming soon.
The miniature version of the S4 isn't just smaller, it's also less powerful. The device packs a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor (compared to the quad-core or octa-core CPU inside the Galaxy S4), as well as 1.5 GB of RAM, 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel HD front-facing camera, 8GB of internal memory and support for 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ or 3G Dual SIM depending the region. Of course, you can expect Samsung's Touch Wiz to be in full attendance and while the S4 mini's big brother will soon be available with stock Android, it's unlikely this new device will follow suit.
One thing Samsung hasn't told us is how much we can expect to pay for the S4 mini and where and when we'll be able to buy it. We'll keep you posted on that front.