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Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung reveals its next phone

After much hype, Samsung has officially announced its next handset, according to zdnet.com.

Rumours had circulated that the new phone would be the latest addition to the Galaxy series and Samsung confirmed it will be the Galaxy S4 Mini. The phone will have a slightly smaller screen than its big sister, coming in at 4.3 inches.

One of the big selling points of the Galaxy S4 Mini will be that it is capable of taking a 4G sim, as well as being compatible with 3G dual sim networks. The main camera will also be eight megapixel, another feature likely to be welcomed by fans of the Galaxy devices.

Telegraph.co.uk reports that the Mini will have the remote control feature found on the S4, as well as the S Health features, but the Eye Scroll software won’t be included in the new phone.

Vice President of IT and Mobile Division for Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland, Simon Stanford said: “Demand for the Galaxy S4 has been phenomenal since it launched in April and we hope to build on this success with the Galaxy S4 Mini.”

The Galaxy S4 has now sold over ten million units since its launch last month, making it Samsung’s fastest-selling smartphone.

Samsung 5G Mobile

Samsung reveals 5G breakthrough – though not until 2020

With many mobile device users in the UK looking to upgrade their phones to accept 4G sims in order to take advantage of super-fast connectivity, technology manufacturer Samsung has announced a breakthrough in 5G.

However, those thinking of putting off an upgrade in favour of 5G will be waiting a very long time as Samsung has estimated the technology will not become public until at least 2020.

Furthermore, theinquirer.net believes it could even be a much longer wait given the 13 years that separated 3G and 4G connectivity, making it unlikely that 5G will become available for UK consumers ‘within the next decade’.

Nevertheless, Samsung’s claims to have successfully developed its 5G network with 1Gbps speed, reaching a potential 10Gbps. This means users could potentially download an entire movie in less than one second.

Overall, 5G networks could allow “a wide range of services such as 3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra high-definition content and remote medical services,” claims the firm.

Samsung commented on the new network to telegraph.co.uk: “Samsung’s latest innovation is expected to invigorate research into 5G cellular communications across the world.

“The company believes it will trigger the creation of international alliances and the timely commercialisation of related mobile broadband services,” it added.