Although Samsung has yet to formally confirm a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini handset, let alone a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini release date, newly surface rumours have suggested the sub-sized, reduced spec device will be made available from the week commencing July 15.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini offering, the repeatedly mooted S4 Mini is expected to play host to a form factor similar to its 5-inch sibling, while sporting a more mid-market friendly collection of innards and price tag.
Seemingly set to go under the guise of the Samsung GT-I9192ZWA and Samsung GT-I9192ZKA, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has been rumoured to be heading for release in both white and black colour forms. According to sources of repeated Samsung tipster SamMobile, the S4 Mini release date has been informally pencilled in for week 29 of the year.
One of many Samsung Galaxy S4 spinoffs reportedly set for release, news earlier this week of a potential Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom with integrated optical zoom boasting camera have been backed up by claims the currently mythical handset will be launched in June.
Strangely, while the black Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom release date has been pegged for week 23, the week commencing June 3, the handset’s white hued counterpart is not expected to hit retailers until two weeks later.
Further playing on the inevitable brand appeal of the Samsung Galaxy S4, a potential Samsung Galaxy S4 Activ release date has been tipped for week 29 alongside the S4 Mini, with the reportedly metallic orange device expected to feature Sony Xperia Z style water and dust proof capabilities.
As always with speculation on the arrival of currently unconfirmed handset, we suggest that these claims of an upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini release date be taken with a considerable pinch of salt.
If you’re still trying to decide whether or not to buy a Samsung Galaxy S4, why not check out our Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One head-to-head to see which Android powerhouse we favour.