Samsung unveils Galaxy S III Mini

Samsung Galaxy S III MiniAs expected, Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S III Mini. It is billed as a “compact version of the flagship smartphone GALAXY S III” but its specifications are not quite as powerful as that of its larger sibling.

“The GALAXY S III introduced a new concept of smartphone that has proven hugely popular around the world. We’re now delighted to bring its revolutionary design, intuitive usability and intelligence to the GALAXY S III mini in a more compact form,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “We continue to make every effort to provide extraordinary mobile experiences to meet a wide variety of user needs.”

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core ST-Ericsson U8420
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung TouchWiz
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA 14.4/5.76 and EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 4-inch WVGA (800×480) Super AMOLED
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 or 16GB RAM and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB port
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 millimeters / 111.5 grams

No details were given about availability and pricing. With no LTE connectivity, it is unlikely to find a home with carriers focused on their LTE networks and devices. It could still appear with smaller carriers (assuming antenna compatibility).

Read more: Samsung