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Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini to offer nigh-flagship specs for lovers of smaller devices

The S8 has been a huge success and the S8 Mini looks set to replicate that
On a side note, Sony is also set to release a new pint-sized device, the XZ1 Compact, in September. That one carries a Snapdragon 835, though, so it'll be interesting to see which of these win the market.

Samsung, for the first time since the release of the S5 Mini in 2014, may be set for another entry in their Mini product line. 

The S8 was released a few months ago and while it's undoubtedly an incredible device, it still features a 5.8" display, which may sound like a daunting prospect to the crowd that prefers their devices on the lower end of the size spectrum. The S8 Mini will cater to that crowd, with the device expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 821—Qualcomm's flagship SoC from last year.

While none of the information available at the moment can be verified, a Snapdragon 821 on the S8 Mini would represent a return to form for the OEM, as their last Mini device, the S5 Mini was leagues away from the S5 in terms of performance and features. The differential between this hypothetical S8 Mini and the S8 would be much less significant.

In addition to the Snapdragon 821, the S8 Mini is said to feature a 5.3" display, which is admittedly still on the large side but Samsung's new 18:5:9 aspect ratio effectively gives this the same feel as a 4.7" device. It's also expected to ship with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

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Ricci Rox, 2017-07- 3 (Update: 2017-07- 3)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.