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Samsung to Release Galaxy S8 Mini Later This Year

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Samsung rumored to release Galaxy S8 mini later this year

Samsung has been having quite a successful couple of months following the release of the new Galaxy S8. As of May 2017, Forbes has reported that Samsung has shipped around ten million Galaxy S8 and S8+ units. From here on, it seems like the new flagship is hit among Android users.

That said, there are now rumors that Samsung is gearing up for a release of a Samsung Galaxy S8 mini sometime this year. According to WCCFTech, its source claims that the smaller version of the flagship will have the same design features of the original, albeit with minimal hardware performance.

Rumor has it the Galaxy S8 mini will have a 5.2-inch OLED display. The display will then be paired with the last generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 application processor and 4GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S8 mini will only have a 32GB UFS 2.1 instead of the standard 64GB on its bigger brother. On the other hand, Samsung is reportedly keeping the standard RAM to 4GB just like the bigger Galaxy S8 version.

Samsung rumored to release Galaxy S8 mini later this year

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (via samsung.com)

While storage can be quite an issue especially with its size, the report from WCCFTech suggests that the mini version will also have a microSD port for added storage capacity.

Unfortunately, apart from these speculations, nothing much is known about the new smartphone. Even the display resolution as will as pricing and release date are still unknown.

For some reason, Samsung thinks there is really a market for a slightly smaller phone. Perhaps the company is curious whether its line of smaller, high-performance phones will have the same impact as Apple’s iPhone SE.

To those who are unaware, the iPhone SE remains to be one of Apple’s most popular smartphone for the two-year running. For more updates on the Samsung Galaxy S8 mini, be sure to check us out at The Bitbag.

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