Android Phones have gotten larger and larger over the past few years. Even the vaunted iPhone bucked its long standing stance behind their 3.5 inch display by going with a 4 inch display. This has left a bit of a void for mid sized Android phones. Most that are in the 4 inch range have come with disappointing specs. Today Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and at first glance it looks like it bucks the trend of lackluster specifications.
The Galaxy S4 Mini is equipped with a 4.3-inch qHD 960x540 resolution SuperAMOLED display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 we suspect), 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage that can be supplemented by microSD card, 8MP camera, 1900mAh battery, LTE capabilities (where applicable) and powered by the latest version of Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Aside from the (potentially problematic) 8GB of internal storage, and the lower resolution 4.3 inch qHD display, this seems like a smaller Galaxy SIII which in itself a good thing.
We don't have any idea if/when this is coming to Canada but we have a sneaking suspicion that LTE capabilities is a dead giveaway for this coming to Canada.