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We could be getting a Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini, and it is impressive

Samsung has worked hard on the Galaxy S9/ S9+ units and the markets are loving it, but they could be looking to dial down a little for those who don’t want to shell out that amount for a smartphone. According to a new leak from China, a device with model number SM-G8850 has undergone a TENAA certification, fuelling speculations that we could get a Galaxy S9 Mini.

Although the name of the unit has not been confirmed, we have sure specs from the listing information. The spec sheet starts with a Quad HD+ 5.8-inch screen which was developed with the same Super AMOLED screen that Samsung employs in its top models. Infinity Display is not a stranger to this unit too, rounding that off with dual edge curves on the sides.

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We could be getting a Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini, and it is impressive

It needs no mentioning that there will be nearly no bezels on this screen front which promises to pack a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels. Diving under the screen and going into the hood, there is an in-house Exynos 9810 chipset at the helm of affairs. If there will be an international version, we should expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor in that.

While there could be options when it comes to internal configurations, the unit that got listed on TENAA is configured with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space. There’s also a dedicated microSD card slot that users can use to expand memory up to 400GB.

On the back of the unit is a dual 12MP + 12MP camera setup, making it even better than the standard Galaxy S9. On the front is a smaller 8MP sensor which still promises to get the selfie jobs done. Running the latest Android 8 Oreo out of the box, a 3000mAh battery will keep the lights on.

For now, we don’t have any pricing or launch information. Appearing on TENAA though implies that we could have a launch sooner than expected.

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