More variants of existing devices? Oh yes, Samsung isn’t done with that endeavor – we’ve received inside information that the Korean manufacturer will be launching “Black Edition” variants of the quad-core Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 mini sometime in February. The latter will be available in a dual SIM variant – that’s all the info we were given, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed both devices are fully black in color, which would accentuate the deep blacks of their Super AMOLED displays.
The hardware should otherwise remain the same – a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera, 16GB storage and microSD slot, and a 2,600 mAh battery on the Galaxy S4, and a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage, and 1,900 mAh battery on the Galaxy S4 mini. Both should be running Android 4.3 out of the box, or at least have the update available instantly.