3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2013 10:09 AM by azul87 RSS

New Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI Release Date

lacyclist

Samsung just announced that it is going to sell the 4 G MINI in the USA in November to US Cell Phone Carriers

 

Sprint will have it for sale on Nov 8, Sprint just announced.

 

Samsung Mobile Press

 

T-mobile was the only US Carrier not mentioned in the PR?

 

Was this a mistake??  Will T-Mobile actually sell this MINI phone?

 

If not--Can I buy the ATT version, and will the ATT version allow me to use 4G on the T-mobile Network?

 

If not, Am I still better off buying the Unlocked 1900 band 3G International Version of the MINI for use on the T-mobile Network without 4G LTE?

 

I know--lot's of technical questions and heavy stuff.

If it was easy I would not be here to ask the Q's.

 

Maybe there is someone out there with the deep expertise to answer. 

 

Thank you.

  • 1. Re: New Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI Release Date
    tmo_keith_m

    What you need is a nerd, luckily I'm here As for the announcement we don't have any info either way on the S4 mini. If you are to buy the international version you will only get 4G in areas we have refarmed as it . As for LTE you want to look for band 4 or AWS. The international version lacks that but the AT&T version may not so look for that when they release the tech specs on it. Finally if you would like us to see if our network is refarmed in a specific zip code let us know and we will check for you.

  • 2. Re: New Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI Release Date
    lacyclist

    Hi Keith,

     

    Thanks for stepping up on this complex stuff.

     

    I learned today that T-mobile will not be getting the Galaxy S4 Mini. Their contract with Samsung was for the Galaxy Light instead, which just hit the TMO stores, and no other carrier in the US will have the Light.  I played with it today--its not bad for the lower price?

     

    But if I want a Mini, it will require 3rd Party Sales.

     

    And the third parties are warning that on T-mobile USA it will only get 2G speed? Why?

     

    I would be happy with 3G or 4G, don’t really need LTE.  But not understanding why their unlocked international phones will only get 2G in the USA T-mobile? Why can’t they get 3G or 4G?  My area zip is 90211.

     

    Here are the options and specs:  What do you think?

     

    (ATT Version not out yet.)

     

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    Samsung Mini LTE:

     

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/android/GT-I9195ZKABTU

     

    • Specs: LTE 4G support
    • GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz) support
    • LTE Cat 3 (800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz) * Dependent on market support
    • HSPA+ (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz) support

     

    Samsung Galaxy Mini Duos:

     

    http://www.samsung.com/africa_en/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/smart-phone/GT-I9192ZKAXFE-spec

     

    • Specs: GSM 3G support
    • GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1,900MHz) support
    • HSPA+ (850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100MHz) support

     

    Thanks for your analysis!

  • 3. Re: New Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI Release Date
    azul87

    I am seeking for the answer for over a month

    Re:Samsung i9195 Galaxy S4 Mini LTE

    Will it get 3G OR 4G Data on T-Mobile in New York Area ? (11215)

    I hope someone from T-Mobile could Help ?! @Keith (tmo_keith_m) @