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Samsung is apparently not going to let itself lose against Apple. With the Cupertino-based company set to bring back the smaller iPhone with the upcoming release of the long rumored iPhone SE smartphone, the South Korean tech giant may also release a "mini" version of their newest flagship, the Galaxy S7 series to go against Apple's smaller device.

Samsung at its pre-MWC 2016 event launched its Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, andreportedly sold 100,000 units within the first two days on its home turf recently. Now, a new rumour about the smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini has started making rounds on the Web.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini will reportedly sport a 4.6-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution display and will either be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or Samsung's own Exynos 8890 SoC. It would also include 3GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, and will be 9.9mm thick. A separate accessory namely the "Periscope Lens" with 3x optical zoom is also mentioned for the handset.
The iPhone SE on the other hand is rumoured to feature a 4-inch display and come powered by A9 SoC and M9 coprocessor. It is also likely to feature hardware and software capability to support Live Photos, a feature that Apple introduced with iOS 9 last year. As for connectivity features, the iPhone SE will support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and VoLTE, as seen on the iPhone 6s. It will come in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey colour options and in 16GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants.
However, GSM Arena insisted that although it may be plausible for Samsung to come out with a Mini version to counter Apple's new scaled-down iPhone, details are not yet concrete. However, if the rumor is proven true in the coming weeks, then fans may see the Galaxy S7 Mini sooner, since its supposed rival – the 4-inch iPhone, will reportedly launch on March 21 at an Apple event dubbed "Infinite Loop