If you want a flagship phone then you have plenty of options like LG G6, Sony Xperia XZs, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S8, Apple iPhone 7 and so on.. All these phones have one thing in common: a LARGE 5.5+ inch screen display.. but what about those who wants a compact 5–inch display ? Not everyone feels comfortable with 5.5′ or 6′ screen size in one hand. This is the reason Google released Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P at the same time to please everyone. Google did the same thing when they released the Pixel line, a 5′ Pixel for people who don’t like large screen sizes and that’s what Samsung used to do with its older flagship phones like S3,S4 & S5. We all know Samsung last released its flagship Samsung Galaxy S5’s mini version back in 2014 but new Galaxy S8 Mini rumors are beginning to hit the internet. Samsung is secretly working on a compact version of its latest flagship device. Maybe Samsung believes that its flagship phones are too big for some hands which is why it is planning to release a Mini version.
Below are the things we have heard so far about the rumored Galaxy S8 Compact/Mini.
- A 5.3-inch display with an extra wide aspect ratio of 18.5:9 so it will feel like a 4.7-inch screen in the hand (THUMBS UP for this)
- A Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, not SD 835
- 4GB of RAM onboard and 32GB of storage
- Micro SD support of up to 256GB
- 12-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS)
- Iris scanner
We still don’t have a price range & release date yet but if we get anything about S8’s Mini version then we will update our existing spec sheet.
If the rumors are correct then it would give Google Pixel and Xperia XZ compact edition a tough fight. Interestingly, LG is also planning to launch its G6’s mini version with 5.4′ display with same 18:9 aspect ratio. It is interesting how 5′ screens are in fashion again. Please let us know what you think about companies moving to smaller displays in the comment below.