Samsung is reportedly working on a mini version of its flagship Galaxy S8 series. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini, the smartphone will come with a smaller display coupled with some compact form factor.
According to a report coming out of China, the upcoming smartphone is expected to boast a 5.3-inch display, though the screen resolution is relatively unknown at the moment. The report further highlights that the phone would feel like a 4.7-inch smartphone with some minimal side bezels, though the upper and bottom borders will be not as narrow as we have seen in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
On the specifications, the smartphone is reported to be powered by an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor along with a 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone will retain the same 12-megapixel rear camera, which is found on the Samsung’s latest flagship device. This means that the smartphone will feature the Dual Pixel technology as well.
The smartphone will feature iris recognition technology and Samsung Pay as well. The phone is reported to be available in South Korea first, however, there is no information about the price and launch date of the upcoming smartphone.
Meanwhile, Samsung is not the only brand which working on a mini version of its flagship device. LG is also reported to be working on a toned down version of the latest smartphone which would be named as LG G6 Mini or LG Q6.
According to a tweet by a known tipster Evan Blass, the smartphone was recently spotted on FCC bearing a model number M700. Blass further reveals that the smartphone will retain an unusual 18:9 aspect ratio as well. He claims that the upcoming smartphone will sport a single camera of 13-megapixel as opposed to the dual-camera setup used in the G6. The phone will be backed by a 3GB of RAM.
Further, a report by TechnoBuffalo claims that the smartphone will sport a 5.4-inch display and it will feature a screen-to-body ratio of just under 80 percent.
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