Galaxy S III Mini specs and images leak

We previously had our suspicions that Samsung were planning to release a smaller version of its Galaxy S III flagship device and as of today, the device has been confirmed and images have leaked.

The Galaxy S III Mini, as expected, will sport a 4-inch AMOLED display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480, a dual-core CPU clocked at 1 GHz, with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel camera with flash on the back with a front facing VGA camera. It will also ship will Jelly Bean, which should be great for consumers looking for something smaller and relevant in the Android ecosystem. The extensive list of features can be seen below:

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 with MicroSD card slot (expandable to max 32 GB).
Operating System: Google Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean."
Connections: MicroUSB port, 3.5mm Kopfhörer-/Headset-Anschluss.
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a / b / g / n 2.4/5 GHz, DLNA, NFC (UICC , optional).
Battery: 1500 mAh.
Dimensions: 121.55 x 62.95 x 9.85 mm.
Housing Material: Plastic.

Our original source claims that the device will sell for around 399 euros, which we feel is a sweet price, but what do you guys think?

Source: MobileGeeks | Images: GSM Helpdesk

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zeta_immersion said,
so same size as the iPhone, yet cheaper ... but people complain about specs (on par with the iPhone)

Sorry, not to be argumentative but it's a considerably lower resolution screen, in a plastic shell, with a smaller camera and lower top capacity... What exactly is on par?

Ridiculous comment. Nothing about it is 'on par' with an iPhone (other than the screen size? lol). It's not even comparable to last gens...

Not shocked its running Jellybean though. Can you imagine this junk running ICS? Lag city. At least Jellybean should be able to cover up the woefully inadequate specs.

399 for a mini?.....no fecking way I'd rather add the extra for the full version.
Consider you can get a Ipad 3 for the same price, for fecks sake.

Tartan said,
399 for a mini?.....no fecking way I'd rather add the extra for the full version.
Consider you can get a Ipad 3 for the same price, for fecks sake.

Considering the Full size version is $549 without a contract at most places, that's a decent price...

xendrome said,

Considering the Full size version is $549 without a contract at most places, that's a decent price...


Umm for this phone thats alot

The price of this will go down fast. There was a need for a 4 inch phone in the market. They aren't gonna make it based on S1 or S2 obviously.

I find it cliche when ppl on neowin keeps saying my next whenever new nokia, HTC phone(lumia 800, 900, 820, 920, One S, One X, One XL, 8X. etc etc). Keep on waiting~

that's a hell of a lot of money for such a low spec phone! Cortex A9 with mali 400 gpu, that is basically a Galaxy S2, not impressed at all. £350 for that sucks! Not worth more than £200.

Useless piece of junk....why should i pick this over SG2? whats the difference between this an a normal generic touch screen cell phone?

smooth3006 said,
yay for more fragmentation of the android devices? i love my gs3 but there is no need for this at all.

Doesn't fragmentation have to do with the OS versions/levels and the apps that are compatible with them in the market? I think you are totally mistaken here.

xendrome said,

Doesn't fragmentation have to do with the OS versions/levels and the apps that are compatible with them in the market? I think you are totally mistaken here.

Im mistaken about nothing. It also has do with all of these pointless entry level and mid range devices.

small camera too ... I'll only get one if they flog it at £9.99 sim free... otherwise its a Sony Xperia for my next mobile,

Tai said,
small camera too ... I'll only get one if they flog it at £9.99 sim free... otherwise its a Sony Xperia for my next mobile,

I was thinking of getting the Xperia Ray. 54mm wide and still a decent smartphone.

Either that or the Sola. Both of them are over 6 months old, but I much prefer a smaller handset.

lunamonkey said,

I was thinking of getting the Xperia Ray. 54mm wide and still a decent smartphone.

Either that or the Sola. Both of them are over 6 months old, but I much prefer a smaller handset.

The Ray is good but the Sola more up to date obviously ... I took so long to decide which smartphone I wanted a friend gave me a brand new Arc S, big screen but cant go wrong for £0. Might get the Xperia T if it comes down to a reasonable price ... I dont really like the Samsungs much, and anyway the price of phones is outrageous for what they are ...

Tai said,
small camera too ... I'll only get one if they flog it at £9.99 sim free... otherwise its a Sony Xperia for my next mobile,

Yes, I'm thinking about a compact Xperia myself. I tried the 'SX' (almost a Ray mk.II) and it was very speedy.

Still too wide. I think that 60mm is the widest handset that I'm comfy with. It's also 122mm long.

It's bigger than the Desire (Bravo), yet it's called Mini.... stupid.

by making it small, WHY do they have to make all the specs lower...
a smaller s3 device should still have top of the line camera and such.

it should be a smaller PREMIUM device.

panacea said,
by making it small, WHY do they have to make all the specs lower...
a smaller s3 device should still have top of the line camera and such.

it should be a smaller PREMIUM device.

Smaller devices with lower resolution screens require less processing power, they also have less space for big batteries, so in order to keep battery life at a decent level the hardware must use less energy.

I agree though, I have an S3 and it's slightly too big. I'd rather have something a little smaller.

Personally I don't like the shape, a mate has one (an S3, not a mini) and it does look awesome (screen, speed etc), even if a little too big for my liking. I still want a Lumia 920 though!

Neobond said,
Personally I don't like the shape, a mate has one (an S3, not a mini) and it does look awesome (screen, speed etc), even if a little too big for my liking. I still want a Lumia 920 though!

They don't look very modern on a whole in my opinion and the original SIII is way too big. A mini Lumia 920 would be amazing, or even better, just remove the outer colour and it looks so much better... but thats another story.