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Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini phone to target mid-tier market

Published on May 30, 2013 5:34 PM
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Samsung Electronics unveiled a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone on Thursday, May 30, 2013, aiming to grab a bigger share in the mid-tier segment as growth in the high-end market slows. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Samsung Electronics unveiled a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone on Thursday, aiming to grab a bigger share in the mid-tier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.

The Galaxy S4 mini, which follows the debut of the S4 just a month ago, will have a 10.9cm screen - still bigger than Apple's 10.2cm iPhone 5- and a 8-mega pixel rear-facing camera.

By comparison, the original S4, which hit the 10 million-sale mark last week to become Samsung's fastest selling smartphone, has a bigger 12.7cm full high-definition screen and a 13-mega pixel camera.

Samsung did not announce a price for the phone or give a launch date, but the market estimates the smaller type will be priced at around US$350 (S$441).

 
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