Samsung was once ruling China’s smartphone market between 2011 and 2013, but its market share has now declined to 0.8 percent in Q4 2017. The South Korean company is working on regaining lost ground in China. The recently launched Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ contain some features that are designed to attract Chinese users. Also, it is expected to release more phones later this year in China to improve its market share. One of them could be the alleged the Galaxy S9 Mini smartphone with model number SM-G8750 that has appeared on China’s TENAA regulatory body. The same smartphone has been also spotted at AnTuTu today which indicates that the smartphone is ready for launch and the company is testing its performance before unveiling it.
The screengrab from the AnTuTu listing of the mysterious Samsung SM-G8850 phone reveals that it is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset that includes Adreno 512 graphics. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. At the beginning of this month, the SM-G8750 phone that was speculated to be the Galaxy S9 Mini was found listed at Geekbench at the start of this month was also fueled by Snapdragon 660 and 4 GB of RAM.
The screen of the SM-G8850 offers Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. This indicates that the handset could be equipped with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio supporting S-AMOLED display. The device includes 64 GB of storage and it is loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo. The handset has scored an average benchmarking score of 136,483 on AnTuTu.
Even though the rumor mill is claiming that the SM-G8850 / SM-G8750 could be the Galaxy S9 Mini, it is advisable to wait for newer reports to confirm it. As far as other specs of the SM-G8850 is concerned, its TENAA listing has revealed that it is fitted with a 5.8-inch QHD+ S-AMOLED display and a 3,000mAh battery.
It has a selfie snapper of 8-megapixel. The rear panel of the phone is equipped with an iPhone X-like 12-megapixel dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner. For additional storage, it carries a microSD card slot. The handset seems to feature a glass rear which indicates that it may support wireless charging.