Size up the Galaxy S4 Mini in this new video spot

The smaller, "more pocketable" version of Samsung's flagship smartphone gets some screen time courtesy of a U.K. carrier.

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini.
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini. YouTube/Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Consumers can catch Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini up close in a new video posted by U.K. mobile carrier Three.

The video starts off by showing the Mini in the hand of Brendan Arndt, the device portfolio manager for Three. Arndt's grasp of the phone shows that many people will likely find it easier to hold than they do the full-sized S4. The next clip displays the Mini along with its bigger brother and the upcoming Galaxy Mega to contrast the sizes of all three.

With a screen of just 4.3 inches, the Mini seems quite compact nestled next to the Galaxy S4 with its 5-inch screen and the Galaxy Mega with its sizable display measuring 6.3 inches.

The Mini then takes the stage for a few close-ups as the video ticks off some of its specs, including a Super AMOLED display, 1.7Ghz dual-core processor, 1.5GB of memory, and 8-megapixel camera. Equipped with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the Mini also comes with up to 8GB of storage and a microSD card slot capable of holding 64GB of data.

Arndt then plays up the smaller size of the Mini, saying that some people have told him they don't like 5-inch display phones because they're too big to carry around. He says that the Mini offers the "premium and best features" of the Galaxy S4 in a "more pocketable size." That last comment lays on the advertising a bit thick, however. The Mini is certainly more pocket-friendly than its big brother but it lacks many of the beefier specs of the larger Galaxy S4.

Samsung announced the Mini on Thursday but has yet to reveal pricing or availability. The company could spill more details on the phone at a London launch event slated for June 20 .

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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