No matter how bad 2016 was for Samsung, the South-Korean tech giant managed to get it together this year. The firm started off by unveiling its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus at the MWC event in Barcelona earlier this year. The aforementioned smartphones were subsequently made available for sale later. Following which, the firm launched two more mid-budget devices, J7 Max and J7 Pro. The company is also expectedly working on its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 device. With rumors and speculations regarding Galaxy Note 8 already flooding the internet, there’s a new leak that reveals details regarding Samsung’s yet another smartphone dubbed, ‘Galaxy S8 Mini.’

The speculated launch of S8 Mini

A Taiwan-based website, iThome reports that Samsung is apparently planning on launching its speculated smartphone sometime later this year in South Korea.

Moreover, the report even goes on to reveal key specifications of the smartphone. As per the information provided by the website, it seems like the said smartphone is going to come packed with a 5.3-inch display. However, as pointed by Softpedia — given ‘Galaxy S8 Mini’s’ conservative design, users will feel like they are holding a 4.7-inch device in their hands.

Top-end specs and features

Moreover, the smartphone is further speculated to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor. On the storage front, the device will most probably be offering 4GB RAM tagged along with 32GB of internal storage. As far as the camera specifications of the device are concerned, the said smartphone will most possibly come packed with a 12MP rear sensor complimented by f/1.7, 26mm and Phase-Detection Auto-Focus along with an 8MP front snapper.

It appears like Samsung has decided to go with the same camera specifications in ‘Galaxy S8 Mini’ as it’s Galaxy S8, S8 Plus smartphones. The report further states that the ‘Galaxy S8 Mini’ has apparently been confirmed to launch initially in the South-Korean markets. However, whether the device will be made available in other markets still remains unclear.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s S8 and S8 Plus smartphones are doing quite good. It seems like the South-Korean firm’s attempt to revive its lost glory through its high-end devices is finally working out in the company’s favor. The firm also recently introduced its refurbished units of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, dubbed ‘Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition.’ The smartphone consists of the same internals as the original Galaxy Note 7 smartphone — the only difference being that it packs a smaller battery in comparison to its predecessor.