Samsung was thought to have retired the Mini series of phones back in 2014, seeing that the last model was the Galaxy S5 Mini. However, some new info suggests that Samsung is preparing to revive the variant for its flagship smartphones.
A reputable Chinese tipster informed Gizmo China that the South Korean giant is currently testing a phone with the model number SM-G8750 in China. The exact model number was later seen on Geekbench, which revealed a small amount of detail.
The phone uses a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC along with 4GB of RAM. Previous Mini smartphones were always in a different ballpark compared to the flagship phones that they were based on, having substantially reduced specification compared to the original.
With its line of mid-range brands with the J-series and A-series smartphones, it is unsure why Samsung wants to bring back the Mini series. Based on the benchmark, the S9 Mini runs on the newer Android 8.0 Oreo software. Comparing the benchmark scores, the S9 Mini has a slightly better numbers compared to other Snapdragon 660 smartphone such as Oppo’s R11s.
Gizmo China speculates that the Galaxy S9 Mini could come with the same design as the Galaxy S9 with a slightly smaller Infinity Display at 5-inch or 5.5-inch. There’s no indication yet on when we can expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy S9 Mini, or if this really is the return of the Mini monicker.