It’s hard to believe the launch of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 was more than three months ago. The year is flying by and Samsung has just announced another addition to the GALAXY range – the much anticipated GALAXY S 4 Mini.

Now I get to tell you that this 4G-compatible handset is coming soon to Telstra.

So what is this Mini?

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 MiniAs the name suggests the powerful 4G phone weighs just 130g with a 4.3” screen (compared the 5.0” of the Samsung GALAXY S4), meaning it will slip easily into your pocket or handbag, and sits nicely in the palm of your hand.

But just because the phone is small, it doesn’t mean it’s lacking in features or capability.

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini comes with a powerful 1.7GHz Dual Core processor and a range of impressive features as we’ve come to expect from the GALAXY range.

There’s an 8MP camera with a bunch of great photography features such as ‘Best Photo’ which takes a burst of eight shots so you can take your pick.

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini also carries Samsung’s Group Play where you can create your own surround sound system by playing the same music at the same time on up to five S 4 Minis.

And of course, it allows you to get superfast downloads in Telstra’s 4G coverage areas – that’s more than 100 metro and regional locations across the country, with another 200 locations to switch on by Christmas, extending our 4G footprint to more than 85 per cent of the population.

Update: 3 September, 2013

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini will be available online and in Telstra stores from Tuesday 17 September. Customers who place an online pre-order from Tuesday 3 September will get a FitBit Flex valued at $119.95 RRP (while stocks last).

Consumer customers can purchase the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini on the $60 Every Day ConnectTM Plan with a $4 handset repayment per month (when you stay connected for 24 months), with $600 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (and excluding use overseas) each month. Min cost over 24 months is $1,536 ($64/mth) and 2 minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.

Business customers can purchase the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini on $60 Business Performance Plan with a $4 per month handset repayment for 24 months when you stay connected for 24 months, with $600 worth of included calls and MMS, unlimited SMS and 1GB of data, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas) each month. Min cost $1,536 ($64/mth) and 2 minute standard call is $2.38, excess data $0.10/MB.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini can also be purchased outright in Telstra stores from Tuesday 17 September for $552 RRP.

The Telstra mobile network offers 4g service in all capital CBDs, associated airports & selected regional locations & automatically switches to our fastest available 3G service in other coverage areas around Australia. Go to telstra.com/coverage to check coverage in your area.