AT&T may have just added the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini to its lineup, but it's already eyeing Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini, according to a well-connected industry source. AT&T isn't alone either in coveting the smaller, scaled-back version of the Galaxy S4. A series of tweets from prominent smartphone leakster @evleaks show that Verizon, and Sprint could also join the games in selling the Galaxy S4's smaller sibling.
While Sprint appears to have both the black mist and white frost variants, Verizon may only carry the former.
Big Red goes the extra mile to brand its version of the Galaxy S4 Mini. Just as they did with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3, Verizon's name could adorn the home button, as well as the phone's back cover.
As for AT&T, the only color leaked thus far is a bright pink. Presumed to launch this month, it's likely in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Based on the rapid succession of the leaks, I am inclined to believe a formal announcement should be forthcoming. Samsung is likely to announce the phone's upcoming availability in the US, then leave it up to the carriers to detail their own specific pricing and timing.
This 6.3-inch beast might not be as powerful as today's other Androids, but it could prove to be a nice balance of massive screen and lower price point. AT&T currently sells the Galaxy Mega for $149.99 with a contract.
As a refresher, the Galaxy Mega runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features an HD Super Clear LCD display with a resolution of 1,280x720 pixels. Outfitted with a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage, the giant phone also houses an 8-megapixel camera on the rear.
Stay posted; we'll update you as soon as we hear the official word!