Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Mini in the works, or just a smaller S4 Active lookalike?

If you thought that Samsung’s smartphone naming has become more and more convoluted over the past few years, wait until you hear this. It turns out that it may not have been enough for the company to add a word to the Galaxy S4 (remember the Active, the Zoom, and the Mini?) – we’re about to see even a combination of those hit the streets.

What one earth are we on about? The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Mini, of course. Now if that isn’t a mouthful, what is? This is approaching Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch levels of ridiculousness in terms of naming length.

But it might just happen. Apparently a smaller version of the Galaxy S4 Active is in the works to complement it just like the Galaxy S4 Mini is the vanilla Galaxy S4‘s little brother.


The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Mini is rumored to sport the model number GT-i8580, and it just got certified by TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, and by the Bluetooth SIG. Also, it’s been spotted in a benchmark. All of these things help us get a picture of what it will be like. Just like the S4 Mini, this is much lower-end than its bigger sibling.

The Galaxy S4 Active Mini has a 4.65-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 5 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP front camera, 1 GB of RAM, and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It’s 9 mm thin, and it weighs 135 grams.

This does feature the same exact design language seen in the Galaxy S4 Active, which is why it’s easy to assume that it will be a smaller version of that. However, it may just be a handset meant for the Chinese market alone (Samsung’s done quite a few of those in the past), which just happens to recycle that particular design.

Though if it is a Mini version of the S4 Active, then it will have to be extremely cheap to sell well with those specs, that are even worse than the ones in the Galaxy S4 Mini for some reason. Whether or not we’ll ever see the Samsung GT-i8580 outside of China remains to be seen, but we’ll keep you posted.

Via The Droid Guy

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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