AnonD-57321, 26 Jun 2013Pricing of this phone is going to be the key element. Samsung has flooded the Indian market wi... moreHi,
Your article is well studied.However you have forgotten
S2 Plus,which is available around 22.5-23000.So after introducing S4 mini,probably, S2 plus may be withdrawn or its price may be reduced like Grand/ NoteII,Because as it is s2 plus has not become much popular due to its (unnecessary) high price with lesser features than original s2
S3 has been Slashed to 24k..
Infrared is missing in S3 .. But S4 mini is way behind on all other Specs..
Hope to see S4 mini for less than 20K..
Or it won't be playing the Numbers like the S3 Mini...!
Pricing of this phone is going to be the key element. Samsung has flooded the Indian market with lot of handsets with just rupees thousand or two difference in each sets with couple of differences in specifications here and there. And this is the time to draw a line so that people start taking that so called mid-range or upper mid-range segment seriously.
Now positioning of this set is going to be crucial. It can't stand shoulder to shoulder with galaxy S3 and thus price need to be bit lower. If S3 is being sold today in Indian market at 26 K, then mini S4 should not be priced more than 22 K where it can give direct competition to Sony Xperia SP which is currently priced at 24 K. If you keep those mega 5.8 and 6.1 inch 'ers phones out of equation, Samsung has left a huge gap between 5 inch 'er grand duos and galaxy s3 and this mini S4 with intelligent pricing can fill that gap quite successfully without affecting the sale of grand duos or S3.
This is certainly a phone which I am waiting for. Hope to see it soon.
Samsung cover back with fm radio...I think at first place their big mistake is not include this fm radio in their s4. most probably this is their marketing strategy to get more people buying their product
this is expensive!!! well, like other people say, Like Father Like son!
It is highly unlikely that Samsung will be releasing this in India. They feel there is limited market in India for lower screen size phones though with higher specs.
iphone 4g has 230 ppi and S4 mini has 256. I find the 230 PPI Okay. IP4 display is good, so it means 256 PPI is AWESOME!! 4.3 Screen size is also very nice. Im using 5 inch phone but I dont use it a lot bcoz its just to big for my pocket and my other phablet is 6inches way to big, I use my BB9780 for texting and all. SIZE really depends on the person who wants it, but I do prefer using big and small screen phones. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Im gonna buy this phone still! cant wait! ^_^
May as well buy sgs2 save load money plus get super amoled plus screen,,i have Spanish jelly bean rom or use normal rom I got pop up video player the lot..
A very good competitor for iphone. I have been waiting for same size alternatives to iphone since forever.
dont worry .. that price is for s4 mini LTE version, which has 2gb of ram nfc n all.
if u r in india then keep in mind that we will get 3g version n most probably dual sim version which would be considerably cheaper than the LTE version