Samsung Galaxy SIII mini made official

Samsung have been riding on the wave of success with the Galaxy SIII. So what better way to push the brand forward, but to release a more pocket friendly version of the flagship device.

The Galaxy SIII mini has been officially unveiled by Samsung and our friends over at Engadget got a look at the device first hand. There was a worry that the handset would be a less sophisticated version of its big brother, but a comment made by Samsung mobile head JK Shin had suggested it would sport the same specs. But it hasn’t worked out quite like that. It does still mean a smaller, iPhone-esque, form factor for the SIII lovers.

 


SIII mini


SIII

Processor

Dual Core 1GHz

Quad core, 1.4GHz, ARM Cortex-A9

RAM

1GB

1GB

Storage

8GB/16GB + microSD up to 32GB

32GB + microSD up to 64GB

Screen

4” Super AMOLED, 800x480

4.8” Super AMOLED, 1280x720

OS

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (via update)

Camera

5MP Rear, VGA Front facing

8MP Rear, 1.9MP Front facing

Network

3G

4G

Features

Wifi, BT 4.0, GLONASS, NFC

Wifi, BT 4.0, GLONASS, NFC

Battery

1500mAh

2100mAh

The nice thing is the design; its nearly identical to the original SIII, with the handset coming in white and a pebble blue version expected as well. But would you be willing to trade performance for design and looks? Pricing, availability and carriers offering the handset are yet to be confirmed.

I wonder if they are going to stick with the mini moniker, or will Apple attack them for that one too?!

Source and Images: Engadget

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