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Samsung's lower-cost Galaxy S4 Mini (pictures)

The dominant Android phone maker has a smaller, lower-end alternative to its flagship Galaxy S4. Here's a look at the 4.3-inch model.

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Stephen Shankland
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Galaxy S4 Mini black and white

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, announced Thursday, is a downsized version of the popular Galaxy S4 smartphone. The Mini sports a 4.3-inch screen, versus the 5-inch screen of its larger sibling. The smaller device comes in black and white varieties, and on the front of each is a 1.9-megapixel camera for video chats and self-portraits.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini back

On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is an 8-megapixel camera. The phone comes with several of the software features of its higher-end S4 sibling, including the "Sound and Shot" ability to attach sound recordings to photos, the "Story Album" feature to automatically organize photos, a panorama mode, and "Beauty Face" intended to create more flattering portraits.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini side view

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is 8.94mm thick and weighs 107g, about 3.8 ounces.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The Galaxy S4 Mini has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen. Inside is a 1.7GHz dual-core processor.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, and 8-megapixel camera.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini continues Samsung's tradition of using plastic exterior materials rather than heavier, more expensive, and classier metal or glass.

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