Good news for Canadian Android fans looking for the smaller version of Galaxy S4, as the smartphone has been recently tipped for an October launch in Canada.Although the smartphone was introduced on the market back in July, Samsung Canada has yet to release the Galaxy S4 mini in the country.
However, things are about to get better, as MobileSyrup reports that it has confirmed from a source close to the matter that Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will arrive in Canada in October.
There’s no word on pricing options and which carriers will add it to their portfolios, but the cited source reports that it will surely come to TELUS.
Samsung Galaxy S4’s smaller brother ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and sports a much smaller 4.3-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 256 ppi (pixel density).
There are two versions of Galaxy S4 mini and we expect Samsung to launch the LTE-enabled variant in Canada, so Android enthusiasts should take that into consideration as well.
Hardware-wise, the smartphone will come equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit and 1.5GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S4 mini packs 8GB of internal memory, but only 5GB are available for installing applications. Fortunately, the device sports a microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 64GB).
On the back, the handset features an 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front, there’s a secondary 1.9-megapixel camera for video calls.
Other highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini include HSPA+ (42Mbps), Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 1900 mAh Li-Ion battery that should provide up to 300 hours of standby time or up to 12 hours of talk time.