Recent reports have claimed that Samsung has plans to release a Galaxy S8 Mini in South Korea really soon. But according to fresh reports on the same issue, it appears that there’s nothing of this kind in the works.
The last time Samsung released a Mini version of its Galaxy S flagships was back in 2014 when the Galaxy S5 was released. Since then, the strategy has changed, with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge and S7 Edge accompanying the standard models over the years. With the development that there’s a Galaxy S8 Mini in the works, it was kind of strange that the tech giant has reverted to its old tactics, but it appears that this won’t be the case.
As per the reports, the alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini was supposed to come with the same design language as the current Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, the screen size would have been smaller at 5.3 inches in order to fit the Mini description. Under the hood, it had been claimed that the S8 Mini would be powered by a Snapdragon 821 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage.
Samsung engineer says that there is no GALAXY S8 mini.
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The camera on the back was still meant to be a 12MP DualPixel sensor, but there was no mention of the front-facing camera and battery capacity. This was indeed a great package and there is no doubt it would have been a hit, especially since the price would also be cheaper compared to the Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895 powered models.
Similar to the initial development, the latest one is also an unconfirmed report, although the tipster says it comes from a Samsung engineer, which makes it a little more valid than previous reports. Still, it is better to take everything about the Galaxy S8 Mini with a grain of salt, but we should get more details on this sooner or later. Stay tuned.