Samsung Galaxy S4 mini unveiled

Rumours of a Galaxy S4 mini have finally been confirmed as the South Korean mobile giant shows off the smaller sibling of its flagship smartphone.

Samsung has unveiled a smaller and cheaper version of its Galaxy S4 smartphone.

The Galaxy S4 mini, which has a less powerful specification and a smaller display, arrives only a few weeks after its bigger brother. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S4 has already sold more than 10 million units around the world.

No actual release date has been confirmed, but it's likely to be a matter of weeks.

JK Shin, president of Samsung Mobile, said the company had seen "unprecedented" demand for its latest flagship Android smartphone.

He added: "We want to give people more choices with the Galaxy S4 mini, with a similar look and feel to the Galaxy S4 with more compact and practical usages."

EE, the UK's first major provider of 4G mobile broadband, has already confirmed the Galaxy S4 mini will be available on its 'superfast' 4GEE price plans.

The Galaxy S4 mini has a 4.3in display, compared to the 5in screen of the larger model, and is almost 20% lighter than the Galaxy S4, perhaps making it more comfortable to use in one hand.

It also boasts an eight-megapixel camera and is powered by Android Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. Inside, there's a dual-core 1.7GHz processor.

Samsung is hosting a press event on Thursday 20 June, 2013, which many experts predict will see the arrival of yet more Galaxy branded handsets.

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