Galaxy S4 Mini Rumoured To Have Dual-Core Exynos 5210 chip

On Friday we told you about Samsung’s Galaxy S4 mini, which is expected to be released in June or July. Last year’s version, the GS3 mini, had a 4-inch WVGA display and it looks like its sequel will bring things to Galaxy S2 proportions with a 4.3-inch screen, at a slightly higher qHD (960x540px) resolution.

The device maintains many of the design similarities as its larger sibling, but the Galaxy S4 mini is expected to debut with a 1.6Ghz dual-core Exynos 5210 SoC. This particular piece of silicone hasn’t been formally introduced, though a variant of it, the 1.7Ghz Exynos 5250, debuted in the Nexus 10. It’s expected that the 5210 will have a significant slower GPU as well as thermal improvements and a more conservative power scheme to its tablet equivalent. The full-sized GS4 sports a quad-core Exynos 5410 chip (or eight cores if you count the low-power Cortex-A7’s inside) and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU.

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 mini never came to Canada, likely because the GS2 was still widely available at a discount, but due to its smaller footprint and newer operating system — the mini is expected to ship with Android 4.2.2 — it’s possible we’ll see it this time around. It’s also rumoured that the North American version of the Galaxy S4 mini will ship with LTE support, making it likely a Snapdragon variant is in the works.

Source: AndroidGuys