Samsung released the last Mini version for its Galaxy flagship device back in 2014. It’s been three years since the last Mini version of Galaxy S5 was released. Now it is 2017 and Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ swept the market with their awesomeness, they are arguably the best smartphones of 2017. Anyways, the rumors are on loose on the internet which is suggesting that we are going to have a mini version of the beasts. Yes, Samsung is about to release Galaxy S8 Mini after three years. In this post, we will look at all the rumors available regarding Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Specs, Price, Design and release date.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Specs
Rumor is that Galaxy S8 Mini will come with toned down specs than the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It will likely launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset inside with 4GB of RAM onboard. Galaxy S8 Mini will most likely come with 32 GB of storage and we expect that Samsung would include microSD support of up to 256GB. Rumors also suggest that Galaxy S8 Mini will get a 12 MP rear shooter camera same as in Galaxy S8. We have little to no information on whether Samsung will include its voice-powered assistant Bixby on the S8 Mini. Anyhow, it’s been reported that the phone will come with Iris Scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Leaked Images
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Design
As the leaked images suggest, Galaxy S8 Mini will get a similar design compared to Galaxy S8 and S8+. It’s highly likely that the phone will get a 5.3-inch display which would actually feel like a 4.7-inch phone as it has an extra-wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Even with the smaller screen-size, Infinity Display will give stunning user experience.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Release Date
Now, this would be a tricky decision for Samsung that how they fit the release date of Galaxy S8 Mini in a very tight schedule. Samsung is going to release Note 8 as well and we will definitely see Samsung Galaxy S9 next year in March 2018. Therefore, it means, Galaxy S8 Mini release date will be in October or November, or maybe they decide to push it further to the Christmas. But anything further than Christmas could hurt the launch of Galaxy S8 Mini. Samsung will play safe and keep a safe distance between release dates of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 Mini.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Price
Unlike previous Mini Galaxy device, this one is not going to be a mid-range phone. As shown in the leaked images of Galaxy S8 Mini, the design looks high-end and the major difference would be screen size only. Not much is going to be stripped off from Galaxy S8 Mini, so the price tag will be in the neighborhood of $725. The phones coming with this price tag often fall in flagship category. Therefore, we don’t think that Samsung will market it as an affordable phone. The phone is still going to be high-end with a smaller screen size.
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