4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled

11 October, 2012 | Comments (161) | Post your comment

No, we didnít scale the images wrong, it's the new Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini that was just announced in Germany. Brought on by an increasing demand for 4" droids with good specs, the S III mini wants to please people who find the 4.8" screen of its big brother to be just too big.

Bearing the S III title, the mini has the same nature-inspired design as the big S III and the Galaxy Note II. And it will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at launch with the same TouchWiz customizations that its bigger siblings enjoy, like S Voice and Smart Stay.


Samsung Galaxy S III mini official photos

Looks aside, the specs of the I8190 Galaxy S III mini doesnít quite live up to its flagship-worthy name. The SIII mini has a 4" Super AMOLED screen of WVGA resolution (and a PenTile matrix). Inside is modest ST-Ericsson NovaThor chipset with two Cortex-A9 cores, ticking at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU.

The main camera has a 5MP sensor and an LED flash and it's capable of shooting 720p video. There's a VGA front-facing camera too.

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini offers quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G connectivity (with 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA), dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The internal storage comes in 8GB or 16GB versions and there's a microSD card slot if you need more.

Basically, the Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini is a revamped I9070 Galaxy S Advance with looks to match the Galaxy S III.


More Samsung Galaxy S III mini official photos

The dimensions of the phone are 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm and it weighs 111.5g and the battery has 1500mAh capacity.

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is expected to launch in November. If you want to be among the first to get it, Clove UK is already taking pre-orders. The current asking price is £298 (Ä370, $480).

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4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled - reader comments

  • ramzi

i wonder does the Galaxy S3 Mini has NFC technology could anyone prove me please ?

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  • 2013-01-12 00:49
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  • joseph

I want to buy one mobile phone which one should I buy like galaxy s3 mini or galaxy s duos? what is different? I don't like double sim card.

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  • 2012-12-24 00:55
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  • ToMaHaKeR

I'm just reading all those complaints and ranting. Oh, it doesn't deserve the S3 name. Oh, the camera is "just" 5 Mpx (note: more Mpx doesn't mean a better camera). Oh, the specs aren't good. I'm sick of your childish behavior. Yes, I was g...

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  • 2012-12-14 15:59
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