Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 phone is seen during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York March 14, 2013Reuters

Samsung's recently unveiled Galaxy S4 Mini can now be pre-ordered at online stores before it hits retail stores later this month.

The new Galaxy S4 mini variant can now be pre-booked at the Samsung's official eStore and Flipkart with flexible EMI options. The device is expected to be made available on 18 July. However, the date of availability of Galaxy S4 Zoom, which was also announced along with Galaxy S4 Mini, is still under wraps.

Galaxy S4 mini sports 4.3-inch super AMOLED+ screen with qHD 960x540p resolutions having pixel density close to 256 ppi (pixels per inch) and runs on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.

Under the hood, it packs 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with Adreno 305 graphics card powered by 1900 mAh battery which can back up to 12 hours of talk time. Memory wise, it houses 1.5GB RAM and 8GB which can be expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.

Many tech blogs have panned the Samsung's logic of exorbitant pricing of Galaxy S4 Mini over the Galaxy S3 (around ₹27,000) which boasts better specifications than the former.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini:

Model Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (191912)
Display 4.3-inch super AMOLED+ screen with qHD 960x540p resolutions,Pixel density: 256 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processor Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.7GHz CPU speed
GPU Adreno 305
Storage capacity 8GB(only 5GB user memory), expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
Camera 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 1900 mAh,Talk time: up to 12 hours

Standby time: up to 300 hours

Network 2G & 3G (India)
Add-ons 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 124.6x 61.3 x 8.9 mm
Weight 108 g
Price ₹27,900/-