Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini Price in Dubai, UAE  

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini

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INTRODUCTION

Smartphone industry this year has already witnessed two leading flagship phones from Samsung. Now there is a rumor that Samsung is coming with a mini version of the Galaxy S8, i.e., Galaxy S8 Mini. There is no confirmation from the company on its release though, and the manufacturers have not even commented on the phone’s plan till now. Whatever information is available, has come from different leaked sources.

It is believed that the S8 Mini would host a octa-core processor mounted on Snapdragon 821 chipset. It is not yet clear whether the phone will have two variants like the predecessors S8 and S8+. The phone will be Android OS based, and the price may not be very less as it looks premium in the leaked images. Therefore, we can expect that the company might target premium Android customers for this smartphone.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The appearance of S8 Mini is very much similar to that of its predecessor, except that it is smaller in size. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner and primary camera on the rear side whereas the secondary camera for a selfie is on the top front along with the speaker next to it. The volume and switch off buttons are located on the right side of the phone. On the bottom, there is a microphone. The rear side panel is made of metal the front screen is much expanded from end-to-end.

The display of S8 Mini is expected to be of the Capacitive touchscreen of size 5.3” which is quite big enough even in the smaller version. The display is full HD with 1080*1920 resolutions. The screen is wider enough and is protected by corning gorilla glass.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

S8 Mini is expected to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The device is powered by a quad-core processor which is a combination of two dual-core processors that are clocked to (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Kryo + 1.6 GHz, Dual core, Kryo). According to the leaked rumors, the phone would host Snapdragon 821, and if this is true, then this Mini version would turn out to be powerful than its max siblings.

The S8 Mini might host 4GB RAM which will give a kind of super performance to the phone. When it comes to internal memory, the Mini device might have 32 GB which is less compared to 64GB in the bigger versions. But the device might support an SD card to enable expansion of memory upto 256GB. Such a big space will be enough for you to fill the required data and apps in your phone. It again hosts dual SIM where one would be Nano and another is Hybrid, and both the SIMs would support 4G internet connectivity.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

The primary and secondary cameras of S8 Mini would be of 12 megapixels. The primary rear camera is of 12MP with an aperture f/1.7 with LED flash. It has features like face detection, 8x digital zoom, auto flash, touch to focus, digitization, etc. The front camera is also expected to be of 12MP. The quality of the cameras is expected to be high as Samsung’s cameras have always given best image quality.

The video recording with the rear camera would be at 30fps, having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. There is still no clarity on all the features of the cameras.

If we have to talk about the multimedia features of this phone, then we can just say that we need some more time to bring you this information. According to the leaked sources, there is no default FM radio in the phone, but it definitely has 3.5 mm audio jack.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Mini is expected to be backed by a powerful battery of 3000 mAh which is of Li-Ion and non-removable. The best feature that this device that it might host quick charging as well as wireless charging techniques. Though the 3000 mAh battery can last for more than a day but if required it can be fast charged.

The last and not the least, that a user looks for in any smartphone are the connectivity options and the sensors. The mini version of Galaxy S8 is expected to support Wifi of Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, Hotspot, Bluetooth Version 5.0, NFC, A-GPS, Glonass and network connectivity upto 4G with Edge. It might also have USB Type C connectivity feature.

The phone is enabled with dual SIMs and of which SIM1 might support 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, whereas SIM2 might support 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz bands respectively.

The Galaxy S8 Mini is enabled with a fingerprint scanner, the sensors it might hosts are Barometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, and Accelerometer.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • A big screen with full HD resolution.
  • Dual SIM enabled with 4G
  • Feature-enriched cameras
  • Fast charging and wireless charging feature of the battery
  • Huge internal space
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Camera's performance is still not certain
  • If the phone turns out to be premium, then the processor will be rather old

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