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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini set to launch within days?

Samsung is likely to launch the Galaxy S4 Mini by the end of the week according to a report published by SamMobile, whose sources are generally well informed. Citing “insiders”, the website says that Samsung “wants” to introduce the S4 Mini this week as all the smartphone’s details are now public domain with a shipping window starting towards the end of next month.

Pictures, from Russia, of the purported Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone have already been leaked to SamMobile showing rounded corners and a svelte bezel. The new smartphone will hardly sport a “mini” chassis though if rumoured specs are to be believed.

It is tipped to have a 4.3in Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, which incidentally is the first time we’ve seen that resolution on any Samsung handset. It will apparently run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with an 8-megapixel rear camera and Samsung’s own Touch Wiz Nature user interface.

The Galaxy S4 Mini DUOS, which reports claimed will be known as the GT-I9192, will come with a dual-core system-on-chip, while the S4 Mini (single SIM card slot model known as the GT-I9190) will come with a quad-core SoC. We suspect that it will come with a microSD card slot ant and with either 8GB, 16GB or 32GB onboard storage.