Samsung has a penchant for releasing multiple variants of its popular smartphones, and the Galaxy S4 certainly falls under that list. Originally released back in early 2013, several variants of the Galaxy S4 have already been released, some globally, while some in specific regions. The Korean juggernaut has now launched a black Galaxy S4 and Galaxy mini in Russia, these variants also tout the faux leather backs that first debuted on the Galaxy Note 3 late last year.


The jet black color option for these smartphones isn’t going to be made available anywhere else, Samsung hasn’t said if and when these variants will be released in markets other than Russia. Apart from the cosmetic changes, there’s nothing different under the hood. The Galaxy S4, model GT-I9505, carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 5 inch 1080p HD display, 13 megapixel camera, 16GB onboard storage and Android 4.2.2. Its younger sibling, Galaxy S4 mini, has a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB RAM, 8 megapixel camera, 4.3 inch qHD display as well as Android 4.2.2. Both variants are going to be released in Russia next month. As previously mentioned, there’s no word on global availability, it would probably be best to not hold your breath for these variants, no matter how good they look.

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Product NameGalaxy S4Galaxy S4 mini
Diagonal (inches)5"4.3"
Battery Capacity (mAh)2600 mAh1900 mAh
Processor NameExynos 5 Octa 5410Snapdragon 400
RAM Options2GB1.5GB
Street Price$129 Galaxy S4 on Amazon$290 Galaxy S4 mini on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S4 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S4 mini Full specs and details
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