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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Release Date Delayed To Compete With iPhone 5S

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First Posted: Apr 10, 2013 11:59 AM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S4(Bottom) and Galaxy S4 Mini (concept image)

Samsung Galaxy S4(Bottom) and Galaxy S4 Mini (concept image) Credit:iTech Post

Samsung has already taken the wraps off the highly-anticipated Galaxy S4 and rumors are already circling the smartphone space regarding the launch of the Galaxy S4 Mini. A previous report indicated that the Galaxy S4 Mini launch date could be in April but a recent report suggests that Samsung has delayed the launch of the smartphone to June this year, to compete with the next-generation Apple iPhone.

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"The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini launch is speculated to be in June, which is also the rumoured release date of iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S," reports IBTimes.

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If rumors are to be believed and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is released in June, it will give direct competition to the next-generation iPhone 5S, which is set to be released around the same time. The Galaxy S4 Mini, just like the Galaxy S3 Mini, is expected to sport a smaller display, probably a 4.3-inch one, which will be near the iPhone 5S display.

A previous report from Android Caotic lists four different variants of the Galaxy S4 Mini:

GT-I9190 which is the standard Galaxy S4 Mini.

GT-I9192 Galaxy S4 Mini which is the dual-SIM version.

GT-I9195 Galaxy S4 Mini which is the LTE variant.

GT-I9198 Galaxy S4 Mini is reportedly headed for China.

Android Caotic also released a leaked picture that could be the Galaxy S4 Mini.

Samsung has not confirmed the Galaxy S4 Mini but it should not come as a surprise if the smartphone makes a sudden appearance in the smartphone industry.

The smartphone space is flooded with handsets, and all smartphone makers want to have a bite of other companies' market share.

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