Samsung announces Galaxy S III Mini 4-inch Android smartphone

12 October 2012 by
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Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy S III Mini smartphone. A 4-inch dual-core model running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini announced

Samsung today announced the Galaxy S III Mini. Those of you expecting the power of the Galaxy S III in a smaller package will be disappointed. The Galaxy S III Mini is an entry/mid-range model with a 1 GHz dual-core processor from ST-Ericsson. It will be available in a 8 GB and 16 GB version. The 4-inch display is of the Super AMOLED type but the resolution is "only" 480 x 800 pixels which means that it has a PPI of 233. That is what we consider a bit low for a 4-inch model released in 2012 but in line with entry-level models from other manufactures. We know Samsung like it big having released several models with screen sizes larger than 4.3-inch. And we have taken notice of the fact that Samsung consider a 4-inch model to be Mini. A 5 megapixel camera is also an indicator that the price tag will be in the lower end of the scale.

Samsung is shipping the Galaxy S III Mini with the latest version of Google's operating system Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It is interesting to notice that the amount of RAM in a entry-level device now are 1GB. Wi-Fi a has also found its way into the Galaxy S III Mini. Samsung obviously think that features such as GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi are essential for even budged phones so Galaxy S III Mini makes it possible for users to share content with Galaxy Note II or Galaxy S III owners using the S Beam feature utilizing the NFC chip.

Samsung Galaxy S III highlights

  • Weight: 111.5 gram
  • Size: 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm
  • Networks: GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSPA 900/1900/2100
  • 4-inch Super AMOLED touch display, 480x800 pixels resolution
  • 5 megapixel camera with LED light
  • VGA front camera
  • 720p video capture
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
  • FM Radio
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8GB or 16GB internal storage. Expandable with microSD card. Up to 32GB
  • Audio codec: MP3, FLAC, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, digital compass, proximity, gyro


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Miss UK10 years, 1 month ago
What is the rough price of this going
To be?
My mother is still yet to purchase a touchscreen
Phone and she owns a Samsung E250 still lol
She is wanting to move up now
But she won't wanna spend a lot on
A mobile lol
Bonovox10 years, 1 month ago
Haha Samsung E250. Not sure of price probably around 260 or more. If she wants a decent Samsung at a good price the Galaxy Ace 2 is now 169 at Phones4U very good phone for the price
Miss UK10 years, 1 month ago
She kinda bought some huawei phone I don't know what the model number is but its a
touchscreen one, her E250 display is failing lol

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