Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4 mini: A Powerful, Compact Smartphone

May 30, 2013 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Samsung Electronics announced Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, a powerful yet compact version of Samsung’s bestselling smartphone, GALAXY S4. The GALAXY S4 mini delivers the superior performance, intuitive ease-of-use and sleek design of the GALAXY S4 in a highly portable, chic and compact design, making it an ideal companion for everyday life.



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With a 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display, 107g light weight and compact design, the GALAXY S4 mini is easy to carry and operate with one hand. Though compact, the GALAXY S4 mini also boasts powerful performance, equipped with a 1.7GHz dual core processor that allows users to quickly and easily perform data intensive tasks.


The GALAXY S4 mini supports many intuitive features and services provided by the GALAXY S4, designed enhance every facet of life.


Capture Important Moments


The GALAXY S4 mini allows users to capture important moments with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.9-megapixel HD front-facing camera. Special features such as Sound&Shot, which uniquely stores sound and voice together as pictures are taken, and Panorama Shot, which allows users to photograph the full view of their surroundings, ensure no memory is lost. Receive travel assistance and information service through the preloaded S Travel application, which can also recommend future trips and provide a guide along the way. Users can also automatically arrange photos in a smart format with the Story Album function. Photos taken by GALAXY S4 mini are automatically gathered and saved according to the user’s timeline, geo-tagging information, or a specific event to create a photo album.


Share and Connect


Samsung GALAXY S4 mini allows users to share and build true connections. Users can simultaneously listen to the same music and play the games together with friends using Group Play feature, and chat with multiple friends and add animations, video and voice recordings to messages using ChatON.


Make Life Simple and Easy


The GALAXYS4 mini makes international travel easy with S Translator, which provides instant text or voice translation at email, text message, or ChatON. Users can also control their TVs through WatchON’s IR remote, which transforms the GALAXY S4 mini into a remote to control the user’s TVs, set-top box, and DVD player. Through WatchON, The GALAXY S4 mini also offers a broad selection of entertainment content including live TV, cable TV, and video on demand based on the rich information provided EPG (Electronic Program Guide). Samsung Link* also enables users to share content across multiple Samsung digital devices.


Take Care of Health and Well-being


The GALAXY S4 mini empowers users by keeping them up-to-date with personal health and well-being details. Downloadable from Samsung Apps, S Health enables users to monitor caloric balance and health condition. S Health accessories can also help users calculate daily steps, monitor sleeping patterns, calculate weight, and get real-time heart monitoring. To further protect users’ wellbeing, Adapt Display provides an optimal viewing experience customized for each type of application, and Adapt Sound offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized for each user.


The GALAXY S4 mini will be available in two colors, White Frost and Black Mist. Commercial availability of the GALAXY S4 mini supporting either 4G LTE, or 3G HSPA+ or 3G Dual SIM, will be determined by market.  



GALAXY S4 mini White Frost, Black Mist



Media quests and invited partners will be provided hands-on product experiences of GALAXY S4 mini at Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV, London, Thursday, June 20th.


For more detailed device information and multimedia content, please visit


Samsung GALAXY S4 mini Product Specifications

  • jeff10012003

    I wonder..for the S4 they gave 16gb and user accessible is only half of it, now with the mini, they gave 8gb and user accesible is 5gb..

    What is missing from the normal s4 here in term of software?

    • Мустафа Ирак

      The sensors software take that part of storage , Micro sd slot available and 32/64 versions is available too for people have problems with storage ,also the battery is replaceable instead of other devices .. i think this phone is perfect for people can’t effort the SIV price .

      • Wifiii

        No 802.11ac

    • f-zeroX

      just root it :) then buy a sd card (memory: as u prefer ;)) no big deal :)

      • jeff10012003

        i meant in terms of software built. the original s4 took half of the memory just for the bloatware, what is the difference with the mini? less bloatware? some functions is not given?

  • Don Synstelien

    I’m confused at what company I’m looking at.

    There IS a company that uses an “S” for some products like a “4S” and calls some products “Mini” but I can’t quite *cough* *Apple* *cough* remember what it’s name is. If only I could remember. I’m sure that their products come in black and white with chrome and aluminum accents and come with hero shots that use blue backgrounds.


    • GS4lover

      Samsung was naming its devices “S” well before Apple, starting with the Galaxy S, which released in 2010 and then Galaxy S2 released in May 2011 *before* Apple introduced the iPhone 4S in October. Then Samsung has continued its line with the Galaxy S3 in 2012 and the Galaxy S4 in 2013. The first Samsung mini device, the Galaxy S3 mini released at roughly the same time as the iPad mini, in November 2012. If you want to split hairs about the intricacies of S and mini, know all the facts first. Who gives a shit which company names their devices what, no one has patents on the letter S and the word mini. If you want to jerk off Apple, do it on an Apple press site.

      • guest

        How convenient of you to forget the iPhone 3GS. If you’re going to troll about jerking off at least get your facts straight.

        • GS4lover

          Even more so the the Galaxy Mini released in 2011 and the Mini February 2012. As I said before, no one has the rights to S or mini. Apple definitely stole the copyrighted name iPhone from a Brazilian company so jerk off to that.

          • GS4lover

            Nothing new under the sun, that is the point.

          • Ace

            Gotta love the fanboi wars. PS3 vs XBOX 360 all over again.

          • guest

            if you’re going to use the iPhone example you might as well reference Cisco. Apple quite famously launched the iPhone knowing it was owned by another company. Last time I checked Cisco was an American company. The Brazilian lawsuit came much later. The difference is that Apple was creating something new. Samsung is copying something awesome. you’re new to this technology thing aren’t you?

          • Braddock Nhari

            numbers dont lie, S4 10+ million units in one month, are consumers buying with guns to their heads or they are choosing to get the best device? hate it or love it Tim Cook’s Apple isnt doing enough to fend off samsung and its other android counterparts.

          • Cano Manuel

            My old ipod touch has better resolution than the a galaxy S3 mini. S3 is relatively new whereas the ipod touch that I have has been around for like three years now.

            To those who can’t afford apple products, yeah samsung phones are amazing.

          • Braddock Nhari

            Lets see you say that in ten years when apple is inexistant

          • Cano Manuel

            If you can outlive Apple, then we’ll see.

        • Thundey Harwall

          those facts are straight, i think you dont get it straight

    • hmha83

      Well, I’m confused my self too when I see there Is a company that uses an “I” for its product like “I Phone” while long long long time a go another company called its product “I Mate”


  • AxeeTech

    This is good device overall

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks for your high praise, @AxeeTech:disqus! We appreciate it! Stay tuned for more updates on our GALAXY S4 mini! Thanks!

      • vyna

        Hey i wnt 2 knw that eye sensor & hand sensor feature is also in s4 mini or not

  • lookingforward

    Can’t wait for its release. I am still enjoying an S2 . The S3/4 are much too big whereas this is just the right size.

    • samsungtomorrow

      We also can’t wait for you to get your hands on our GALAXY S4 mini, @dc45c1cdb351e14d819a60f207878b29:disqus ! We are also glad you are enjoying your GALAXY S2! Thanks for letting us know!

  • visitor

    Though I’m happy with S3 Mini for now, I can’t stand again the specs of the S4 Mini. Almost same sized for perfect handling experience and bigger display, better resolution and much more performance… – come to daddy, little baby.

    • visitor

      ‘…can’t stand against…’, of course.

    • samsungtomorrow

      We’re glad you are happy with your GALAXY S3 Mini, @09f52c29fbe057430c415a61e9d092d0:disqus! And we are also glad you are excited for the GALAXY S4 Mini! Thanks for letting us know!

  • Karen Greiner

    Gave up my GS3 for an i5 after all the hype. The GS3 was just too big for me. I can’t wait for the mini ! Ditching the i5 asap. Never had a problem with any of the Galaxy phones I had. Android was just as fast and at times faster. Wi-Fi disconnects on it’s own and it doesn’t stay connected vary far from modem. Androids all stayed connected even outside in my garage and out on my deck. Also i5 lags sending texts and pic sometimes. And the i5 screen is not really 5in ! The length of the entire phone is but not the screen. So, nothing special about Apple ! Bring on the mini !

    • samsungtomorrow

      We’re glad you are excited for the GALAXY S4 mini, @karengreiner:disqus! Thanks for letting us know!

      • Sahil Nair

        ya no problem unless if you rooted….!

  • shene

    Will this be released in India???

    • samsungtomorrow

      Hi @5317eaa81d4f4b86d476c6f69b30fcaf:disqus! For enquiries about pricing,
      release dates and specifications in your area, please visit to browse product information or contact your local Support
      Team on 1800 3000 8282 or 1800 266 8282. Thanks!

      • Shital Savekar

        I called on 1800 3000 8282 and they said, they don’t know about, price, release date or about anything else..

        Price Matters.. what is the price ?

        • samsungtomorrow

          Hey, @shitalsavekar:disqus — We don’t have any concrete information on the new product right now, but
          we’ll let you know when we have news. So stay tuned!

          • Shital Savekar

            Thanks.. if mini gets price between Rs.20000 – 24000 [about 350 - 400 USD] then believe me. its… competition is over… samsung won battle in india against all sony nokia micromax etc etc …!!

          • Sahil Nair

            now its for 20k haha!

  • Aussie joe

    would love a reasonably priced dual sim s4 mini in Oz land.

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks for your love, @441427cfadec4189a36111b5528e0d1e:disqus! For enquiries about pricing, release dates, and specifications in your area, please visit to browse product information or contact your local Support Team on 0800 726 786. Thanks!

  • Malaysian

    When is this going to be released in Malaysia ?

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks for your interest in our GALAXY S4 mini, @8b60a28e354093d6a21bc8a0d40dafda:disqus! For enquiries about pricing, release dates, and specifications in Malaysia, please contact your local Support Team on 1 800 88 9999. Thanks!

  • Wilbert Marte

    tengo el galaxy s3 mini me gusta mas los mini…. Estoy esperando le S4 mini cuando sale para republica dominicana??

  • Viking

    Jeez just gives the damn phone already :(

    when is beeing released in Denmark? :)

    • samsungtomorrow

      Hi @disqus_8QT3TUqr2l:disqus — For enquiries about pricing, release dates, and specifications in Denmark, please contact your local Support Team on 70701970. They will have the latest information. Thanks!

  • ishan mehta

    awesome mind blowing features , S4 has beaten all phones including Apple.

    but waiting for galaxy S5 next year .

    Expecting a metallic , water & dust proof body with 16 or 18 mp camera & 2 mp secondary camera

    stereo speakers

    Full HD amoled display with 450 + ppi

    1920 x 1080 or higher resolution

    All the features of S4 smart scroll , eye sensor , smart eye sensor & all others

    Expecting a superb look like HTC one .

    none of the features of S4 should be excluded .

    If S5 is launched including all the features of S4 & adding new features with a drastic change than it will be a killer phone.

    waiting for it impatiently.

    • ishan

      and one more thing , Low light imaging similar to HTC one , as HTC one camera beats S4 in low light photography

      • Sahil Nair

        bravia engine + amoled 2+ screen for Sony………!

  • Realthinks

    what to do with a phone with 8Gb internal storage? its 2013 SAMSUNG!

  • SamsungYesterday

    Why not a HD Display Samsung?

    It’s almost 2014.

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    Is it corning gorilla glass?

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  • Shital Savekar

    Its not a mid range phone by its price..
    but it is a basic phone by it’s specs..


    I WAITED TOO LONG TO LAUNCH.. BUT not buying now.
    samsung has lost it’s brain and want to behave like apple, mid range phones – at laptop prices!

    But I respect Apple- They have solely their own phone! Fantastic Hardware, Their own developed iOS ans own app market.

    What samsung has done in software field? just using Android code [freely available] and some not so useful apps? and still demanding this much of money?

    In india it is launched at $490 [18th July]. then prices went down to $460 –> $420!

    Now it is selling at $395.. Coz no one is buying it here.. (at least in india.)
    And I searched over the internet… it has got good reviews from Press but in user comments section. it is written by everyone — TOO MUCh OVERPRICED!

    • gosh

      Hey Shital Savekar ! You can’t say that is overpriced! Do you know how expensive GALAXY S4 is in Korea? It is $900. And you are complaining $395 is expensive? Gosh…

      although samsung’s phones are quite pricy, it is still worth the price.
      the quality of the camera is fantastic as well as the air gesture feature.

      • Shital Savekar

        I respect your opinion brother, but There is a difference in “Expensive” & “Overpriced”..
        I’ll never say that Ferrari is overpriced!! Ferrari is EXPENSIVE!!
        But S4 mini is not expensive, it is OVERPRICED!!

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  • kassano jonathan

    Am using this phone but I do have an access to G4 or G3 services that makes my internet services access too slow, please let me have help
    kassano from Tanzania

    • samsungtomorrow

      Hi @kassanojonathan:disqus — tell our local Product and Customer Support team by calling on 0685 88 99 00. They will be at your service. Thanks!

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  • jamz

    hi do you know how to make video call on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini? it doesn’t seem to work. ive downloaded Skype too I can see them but they cant see me any ideas ?

    • samsungtomorrow

      Hi @a4f1897ba03de3f242fad8aa52953161:disqus — once you have ended a call, the screen brings up options to message, call, or video call. Press the icon with a phone and picture. Then you will be able to video call to your loved ones and friends. Hope this helps! =)

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  • Muhammad Salman Aminwala

    is any problem with s4 mini camera nd tell ma other sets of galaxy in the range of 400 $

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  • Soyeb

    Dear sir,
    I am using Galaxy S4 mini GT-i9192 so can I update Android 4.3 version.4.2.2 now running ?

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