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Samsung could release a 4-inch Galaxy S9 Mini

Samsung is preparing to release a compact variant of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, according to investment information provider Valuewalk. The handset—believed to be called the Galaxy S9 Mini—is expected to feature a 4-inch Infinity Display.

From what we can tell, however, Valuewalk’s prediction is based solely on a forecast made by esteemed Weibo tipster Ice Universe last week, who claimed that the firm was working on a sub-5-inch full-screen compact smartphone.

For that reason, we’d recommend taking this information with a hefty grain of salt. There were rumors suggesting that the firm would release a Mini version of both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8, but nothing ever materialized.

That’s not to say it isn’t possible, though.

Related: Galaxy S9 could enter mass production as soon as next month

It’s no secret that Samsung is hoping to rival Apple’s iPhone X with the Galaxy S9—and releasing a smaller variant that sports near-identical specifications would be a fantastic way to target customers who want flagship internals in a smaller package.

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are rumored to sport a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Infinity Display, respectively, an Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 processor and a pressure-sensitive Home button. They should also ship running a build of Android 8.0 Oreo.

What do you think?

For now, we’re going to reserve judgment—but we’d love to know what you think. Do you think we’re looking at the Galaxy S9 Mini? Or maybe even something else, like the Galaxy A3 (2018)? Be sure to drop a comment in the section below.

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Celso09
Celso09

It would be nice.
But knowing that it may not launch a new Galaxy A3 and denied it would make a Mini edition of the Galaxy S8, I would not be excited until a benchmark or certification test comes out with TENAA, FCC, Anatel, Bluetooth Group or Wi-Fi Alliance .

robinh999
robinh999

I would love to see one but mostly for fun, like if we replace all the iPhone 3g hardware and chips with latest ones in the exact same body. but android is just not made for small screens and it would be hard to use and I don’t understand why small screen.. no benefits at all; very tiny battery etc

sanayp
sanayp

Only 90`s kids remember s5 mini

djcbs
djcbs

I’d love that IF that “Mini” was actually in line with Sony’s Compact line, ie. Same flagship specs on a normally sized body, instead of Samsung’s past “Minis”.

As for the sub-5″ Infinity display, if they put a 4.7″ infinity display on a phone, it would be AWESOME. You get a decent sized screen on a phone you can actually use with one hand without gymnastics? I’m in.

(It’s also the only way I’d accept a fingerprint scanner on the back of a phone)

paddylaz
paddylaz

Lol can’t be a 4inch screen at 18.5:9,

That would give it a screen width of the iPhone 3 ?

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

An infinity display is given for the bezeless border, not the aspect ratio – I expect this sub 5 inch phone to be much like the A3 series in size, and still a 16:9 aspect ratio just with more powerful internals and a FHD display. I loved the S4 Mini – was my first smartphone (excusing the Galaxy Y for a few months lol) Would have got the S5 Mini as well, but wasn’t due an upgrade until the S6 edge+ release. Would have liked the Mini series to continue, but we have the A series now. unless they’re scrapping… Read more »

fcaroll
fcaroll

4 inches is very small even on 16:9, it would be tiny on 18.5:9, impossible to use

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

5 inch screen would be great addition but having used the 5.8 s8 it will be hard to down size.

If Samsung can make the s9 5.8 smaller than the s8 in terms of height by 0.5mm to 1 cm then it will already have a perfect small package phone.

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

Why dont they drop the A3 and just make the s9 mini… or feature both… not eberyone big phones… they want small phones which are very powerfull….

ironbat
ironbat

I want that mini. I pray that they make it happen.