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[Representational Image]Samsung working on Galaxy S7 mini to challenge Apple iPhone SE; [In Picture: The logo of Apple Inc is reflected on the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone in this photo illustration taken in Beijing June 5, 2013.]Reuters

It's been less than a week since Samsung Galaxy S7 series hit stores in international markets. Now, the company has reportedly commenced working on the compact version of the flagship to take on arch-rival Apple, which is speculated to unveil a 4.0-inch smartphone dubbed the iPhone SE later this month.

Taiwan-based blog Apple Daily has got hold of the spec-sheet of the Samsung's rumoured S7 mini smartphone. It says the device will feature a 4.6-inch HD (1280x720p) resolution screen, an Exynos 8890/Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB RAM and a 12MP camera on the back.

The features apparently look too fanciful. If the rumour does turn out be true, it will certainly be appreciated by critics and fans alike because the spec-list of the device truly personifies the "flagship compact phone" tag. Previous-generation mini versions of Samsung's marquee devices were too inferior compared to their bigger siblings.

Going by the features, Galaxy S7 mini looks formidable enough to take on the Apple's upcoming iPhone SE.

Apple's compact device is said to feature a 4.0-inch screen, Apple's proprietary A9 processor, an M9 co-processor, 16GB/64GB storage, a 12MP primary camera on the rear and a 1.2MP FaceTime camera.

Other expected features of the Apple handset include Bluetooth 4.2, 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips, VoLTE (Voice over LTE), NFC (Near Field Communications) and the contact-less Apple Pay feature.

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That being said, it's too early to pit the Galaxy S7 mini against Apple iPhone SE, as both devices are yet to be officially announced.

Watch this space for more updates.

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