A Galaxy S8 mini is supposedly coming very soon [UPDATE: April Fools]

Once upon a time, almost every major flagship, especially those from Samsung, got a "mini" version. Then suddenly, without warning or explanation, it stopped. And again without warning or explanation, a mini might be making a comeback. According to insider sources, there will be a Galaxy S8 mini coming in a month or so, and it will give users even more options for their size preference and budget. Or possibly more confusion as well. UPDATE: To be clear, this was an April Fools joke as perpetrated by PhoneRadar.

The very first mini models were indeed small, even by those days' standards. They offered consumers a more affordable option that packs smaller and less powerful hardware in the same design as the bigger model. Eventually, however, those minis started being small and were really only differentiated by their weaker specs.

The Galaxy S8 mini, based on this tip, is definitely not small either. It will supposedly have a 5.3-inch screen, which is actually larger than the Galaxy S7 last year. Then again, considering that the Galaxy S8's screen actually spans 5.8 inches, that's still a significant size cut. If previous traditions are to be followed, however, the Galaxy S8 mini would have a Full HD screen only.

Other than that, the mini version is said to almost exactly be like the regular version, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. 4 GB of RAM, and even the cameras. The battery will necessarily be lower, though, unless Samsung wants a repeat of the Galaxy Note 7.

Sounds too good to be true? It probably is. But if users will be able to get nearly the same features at a reduced size and price, the lower screen resolution and smaller battery might be worth the sacrifice. The Galaxy S8 mini, if real, is expected to be announced a few weeks after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch, which, in turn, takes place near the end of April.

VIA: PhoneRadar