Samsung Announces Galaxy S4, S4 Mini ‘Black Edition’ Variants with Faux Leather Cover
World smartphone leader, Samsung has launched the new Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini Black Edition models in Russia.Samsung Russia

World smartphone leader Samsung has launched the new Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini Black Edition models in Russia.

The new flagship Galaxy S4 models flaunt faux leather stitching on the rear-side, just like their phablet cousin Galaxy Note 3. With the introduction of the new cover, devices now look more premium and also give an additional grip for the users, unlike their previous versions which sported fingerprint magnet plastic shells.

Samsung is planning to release the new premium Black Edition - Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini models in Russian stores for 22,990 Ruble (around ₹40,900) and 15,990 Ruble (around ₹28,420) respectively this month, reported Hi-Tech @ Mail.

However, there is no official word on when the new Samsung phones would be made globally available.

Besides the new leather cover-case, the specifications (both external and internal) of the new Galaxy S4 (LTE model) and its compact variants remain the same.

In related news, South Korean technology major is all set to launch the fifth generation Galaxy S5 in a couple of months time. Galaxy S5 reportedly flaunts metal body case with 5.25-inch QHD (aka 2K) 5660x1440p resolution display and boasts a finger print sensor. [To know more about Galaxy S5, click here]

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini:

Model Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Display 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 441 pixels per inch(1920 x 1080p) resolutions

with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Display shield      

4.3-inch super AMOLED+ screen with qHD 960x540p resolutions,Pixel density: 256 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.2.2 OSJelly Bean (now updated to new v4.3; KitKat firmware awaited) Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processor Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with 1.9GHz clock speed Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed
Storage 16GB, 32GB & 64GB,expandable to an

additional 64GB

8GB(only 5GB user memory), expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
Camera Main: 13.0-megapixelAuto-focus, Flash &

Shutter Lag with BIS sensor

Front:2.0-megapixel pixel

camera, full HD video


Main: 8.0-megapixel camera  with 3244x448p image resolution, also comes with  Power LED flash and auto-focus, full HD video recordingFront:1.9-megapixel camera
Battery 2600 mAh; 1900 mAh;
Network 3G & 4G-LTE 2G & 3G
Add-ons Wi-Fi, NFC, Dual-video camera function, IR LED, GPS /GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0 Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP (LE), micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS,GPRS, EDGE
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm 124.6x 61.3 x 8.9 mm
Weight 130 g 108 g