JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications, has announced that the company will be launching a smaller version of Galaxy S III today in Germany. Mr. Shin broke the news to the Korean press on Wednesday. The screen size of the new smartphone, popularly dubbed as Galaxy S III Mini, is 4-inch.
The 4-inch Galaxy S III will probably be an exclusive for the European market. JK Shin said, “There’s a lot of demand for a 4-inch screen device in Europe. Some call it an entry-level device, but we call it ‘mini.”
Official specs of Galaxy S III Mini is not available yet. However, mobilegeeks.de has posted the following specs of the smartphone.
“Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini GT-I8190
Display: 4.0 inch Super AMOLED display with 800 × 480 pixels, 16.67 million colors, capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch
CPU: STE U8420 dual-core 1.0 gigahertz
Wireless standards: HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100, EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Camera: 5 megapixel with auto focus and LED Flash, Resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels / VGA front
RAM: 1 GB flash
Memory: 16 GB, MicroSD card slot ( max 32 GB)
Operating System: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Connections: MicroUSB port, 3.5mm Headset
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a / b / g / n 2.4/5GHz, DLNA, NFC (UICC , optional)
Battery: 1500 mAh
Dimensions: 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm Housing Material: Plastic”
And, Netherlands based GSM Helpdesk has posted a real life picture of the Galaxy S III Mini (you actually saw it above).
Source: The Verge
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Kudos to Samsung for making different phones for different people, rather than a certain company’s one-size-must-fit-all concept.
Too bad, they thought people who want a smaller phone also want a lesser camera. After all, they weren’t looking for a cheaper alternative, just a smaller one. And you can’t tell us an 8MP cam takes up more space than a 5MP cam. We know that’s not true…