The screen is 4.3 inches (10.9 centimeters) diagonally, compared with 5 inches for the regular Samsung Galaxy S4. Nonetheless, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini version is still larger than the latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Phone companies, including Samsung Electronics have been making their flagship devices in multiple sizes to appeal to a broad range of consumers and that is what the company's intent is with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Some may prefer a smaller device that fits nicely in a pocket, while others want the larger text that comes with the bigger screen.
All four national carriers will sell the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini prices weren't announced, but they are likely to be about $100 with a two-year agreement.
Samsung says a software update will make the Galaxy S4 Mini compatible with its new Galaxy Gear computerized watch.