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Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini with 5-inch InfinityDisplay reportedly in the works

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini with 5-inch InfinityDisplay design could make for the best compact smartphone yet.

  • Published: April 3, 2018 4:27 PM IST
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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are two of the best Android flagship smartphones in the market right now. The 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and the 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ with their InfinityDisplay design offer great experience, but can seem unweildy for those who prefer compact smartphones. But, Samsung might have just the answer for those looking for the Galaxy S9 in an even compact form factor.

The South Korean company might launch the Galaxy S9 Mini with smaller display, a processor belonging to the mid-range segment, and lower price point. A Samsung smartphone with the name Galaxy S9 Mini has appeared on GeekBench’s benchmarking platform (spotted by Nashville Chatter) revealing key specifications. Samsung has not launched a mini version of its flagship for the past two years, and it is recommended you take this piece of information with a grain of salt.

The GeekBench listing reveals that the smartphone goes by the model number SM-G8750, and features 4GB of RAM. It is said to sport a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, and the report further adds that it is currently being tested in China.

The smartphone makes perfect choice for those looking to buy a compact device since it features a smaller 5-inch display with company’s signature InfinityDisplay design. The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact is the only other smartphone that has a smaller 5-inch display, and thinner bezels. The GeekBench listing also shows that the S9 Mini has scored 5,955 in multi-core test, and 1,619 in single-core test.

Since the smartphone is tipped to use Snapdragon 660 SoC, the performance will be similar to that of Nokia 7 Plus and older smartphones. There is also a possibility that what we are looking at is not the Galaxy S9 Mini, and will instead launch as as mid-range smartphone. Samsung has lost its leadership position in the mid-range premium smartphone segment to the likes of new entrants like OnePlus, and with the new smartphone the company might be hoping to win back the market share.

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There is also a possibility that this particular device could become part of Samsung’s Galaxy A or Galaxy C series, which offer flagship design with mid-range performance. Samsung is looking for new ways to curtail the decline in its market share globally, and one of the best arsenal in its suit is the InfinityDisplay design seen on Galaxy S9 and its predecessor.

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  • Published Date: April 3, 2018 4:27 PM IST