The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini release date is apparently scheduled for May according to the same source which brought word of the handset earlier this week.
Android Authority received the information from an anonymous tipster who claimed the Galaxy S4 mini would arrive a month after the rumoured April launch of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4.
The idea that Samsung might be planning a smaller, cheaper version of its next flagship device isn't a huge surprise considering it's already done the same with the Galaxy S3 in the form of the Galaxy S3 mini - however, the timing does seem suspect given such a move would likely cannibalise sales of the larger device.
Honey I shrunk the smartphone
There's currently no word on pricing or features for the Galaxy S4 mini, but if the reports turn out to be true you can probably expect the handset to sport a smaller lower-res display, less powerful processor and smaller internal storage options.
Samsung is staying tight lipped as usual on the subject of future devices, so we're going to have to just wait and see if these rumours develop into fact.
From Android Authority